Click on the links below to learn more about people who played important roles in the history of St. Louis and Westward Expansion.
African-American Life in St. Louis, 1804-1865
Lewis and Clark
Thomas Jefferson Biography of the third president of the United States.
Did You Know?
During the 19th Century St. Louis was the premier ironwork city. After the great fire, many of its buildings were made using iron framework topped off by beautiful iron ornamentation. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial showcases St. Louis architecture in the Old Courthouse. More...