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"It Happened Here!" Special Audio Tour

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Date: June 19, 2007
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?

1843 letter

The Museum of Westward Expansion at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial contains over 150 quotes from diaries, journals, letters and speeches. The designers of the museum felt the actual words of nineteenth century pioneers were the most powerful way to tell their story. Click to learn more. More...