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 »
Sgt. John Ordway
P.S. At the end of the expedition I accompanied Capt. Lewis and a party of Indians to Washington, D.C., took my discharge and returned to New Hampshire. I returned to Missouri to settle in 1809, became prosperous and married. Both I and my wife had died by 1817.
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...