Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Missouri


Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

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  • National parks are special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

  • The American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation of historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.

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Missouri Highlights

  • The mighty Mississippi rolls past Cape Girardeau.

    Preserve America grant

    Where the river turns a thousand tales

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    Once a vital port on the Mississippi, Cape Girardeau declined with the arrival of interstates; learn about its revitalization.

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  • The Mississippi River Collaborative meeting included a river survey and a chance to enjoy its beauty.

    Community Conservation & Recreation

    Mississippi River parks and trails unite

    Minnesota Headwaters of the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans

    Environmental leaders along the length of the Mississippi River are connecting communities to parks, refuges, and this precious river.

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  • Parade ground turned into parkland

    Federal Lands to Parks transfer

    120 years of US Army history

    St. Louis County, Missouri

    Jefferson Barracks, the first permanent American military post west of the Mississippi, played a role in every US conflict from 1826 until 1946.

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  • Arthur Simmons' Stables

    Save America's Treasures grant

    See a man about a horse

    Mexico, Missouri

    One of the largest breeders of Saddle horses, The Arthur Simmons’ Stables supplied championship horses to most major cities.

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  • Cragwold

    National Register of Historic Places

    Living in a zoo

    Kirkwood, Missouri

    Edwin A. Lemp operated his estate as an exotic animal farm with birds and mammals from distant continents.

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  • The Gillioz Theater’s original grandeur is revealed.

    Preservation Tax Credit

    Grand 1920s theater comes back to life

    Springfield, Missouri

    Opulent theater continues to entertain the people of Springfield.

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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/13.