Walking to the Arch from Downtown
With the construction for the park over the highway, there are some detours getting to and from the Gateway Arch grounds. Most of the sidewalk running along Memorial drive in front of the Arch will be closed to pedestrian traffic due to the construction. More »
Private Pierre Cruzatte
P.S. I entertained the men of the expedition with my fiddle playing in the evenings. My skills as a boatman helped everyone, and sometimes I was an interpreter with Indian tribes we met. On the way back from the expedition, I was out hunting with Captain Lewis, and saw a deer just a few yards away. Well, I thought it was a deer, I really did. Anyway, it is hard for a man with eyesight as bad as mine to see the difference between a man and a deer sometimes. Anyway, I accidentally shot poor Captain Lewis, making it very difficult for him to sit down for many weeks. I was so sorry to be the cause of such pain to him. I later served with fur traders, and was killed by Indians before 1828.
Did You Know?
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...