Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown
Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges will be closed. This leaves Walnut St. and Washington Ave. as the Arch grounds points of entry to and from the city. See link for maps. More »
Sgt. Nathaniel Hale Pryor
P.S. The captains liked the job I did as a sergeant on the expedition. They called me a "man of character and ability." They helped me get a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army. In 1807 I led an expedition up the Missouri to return chief Big White to his people, the Mandans. A rival tribe, the Arikaras, attacked our party and wounded or killed several men. I resigned from the army and became an Indian trader. I fought in the War of 1812 and was a captain at the Battle of New Orleans. After the war I went west to what is now Oklahoma as an Indian trader. My first wife was dead, and I married an Osage woman. I died in 1831.
Did You Know?
Land for the Historic Old Courthouse was donated in 1816 by Judge John Baptisite Charles Lucas and St. Louis founder Rene Auguste Chouteau. More...