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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown

    Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut bridge will be closed as of today Monday, March 31, 2014. This will leave the Pine St. bridge as the Arch grounds point of entry to and from the city. The new Walnut St. bridge will open next Friday to foot traffic.

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Slave Auction Reenactment

 
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This reenactment of a court-ordered slave auction at
St. Louis' Old Courthouse was held in the spirit of
remembering one of the main causes of the U.S. Civil
War 150 years ago: slavery

Slave Auction Reenactment Video-Part One
Slave Auction Reenactment Video-Part Two

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Part One
Part Two

 

 
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The Making of a Tipi
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Ride to the Top and Trails and Rails
Celebrating National Park Week!

Did You Know?

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...