• Looking up at the Gateway Arch

    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown

    Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges are closed. This leaves Walnut St. as the only point of entry to the Arch grounds from the city. If you park in the Arch garage there is access from the north end of the park. See maps. More »

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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Drawing of Dred Scott from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1857

In 1846, a slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom at the St. Louis Courthouse. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the verdict set the stage for the Civil War. Today, the Old Courthouse is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Click to learn more about Dred Scott. More...