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    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 Thomas Proctor Howard

Drawing of Thomas Proctor Howard
Sketch copyright by Michael Haynes.
P.S. I was the last man on the expedition to get into trouble and be court-martialed. On February 9, 1805 I climbed the wall of Fort Mandan because I got back to camp too late and the doors were locked. Because some of the Indians saw me, they knew they could get into the fort without using the door, and made security difficult. I was sentenced to 50 lashes, but the captains forgave me and didn't whip me. I died about 1818.

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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...