"It Happened Here!" Special Audio Tour
Contact: Bob Moore, 314-655-1600
Contact: Myron Freedman, 314-655-1600
Take an audio tour of historic St. Louis by downloading the Gateway Arch PastCast tour to your iPod or MP3 player. Beginning June 26 and continuing indefinitely thereafter. The first download will be followed by weekly additions about successively later time periods, until the final download is available on July 31. Once available for download, all tours will be available at any time throughout the summer.
Established in 1764, and growing into a vital and booming outpost on the western edge of a new country, St. Louis was America’s Gateway to the West during the 19th Century. Many of the era’s most exciting events took place in the vicinity of where the Gateway Arch stands today. Go to the PastCast page on Jefferson National Expansion Memorial’s website at: http://www.nps.gov/jeff/photosmultimedia/pastcast.htm
Did You Know?
The Lewis and Clark expedition sent back animals to President Jefferson from Ft. Mandan. Four magpies, a prairie dog, and a sharptailed grouse were sent back with Corporal Warfington. Unfortunately, only the prairie dog and one magpie survived the arduous journey. Learn more about the journey here. More...