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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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Private Hugh Hall

Drawing of Hugh Hall
Sketch copyright by Michael Haynes.
 
P.S. I got into trouble with John Collins when we tapped into the whiskey barrel and got drunk in June 1804. Even though I misbehaved and all the men were angry with me for a time, I was able to stay with the permanent party and go to the Pacific. After our return I lived in the St. Louis area, but then walked off the stage of history.
 

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Cast iron fence outside the Old Courthouse, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

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...