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In Memory of Robert E. Lee

 
 
In Memory of Robert E. Lee Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 1997
1. In Memory of Robert E. Lee Marker
Inscription.
Engineer, St. Louis Harbor
1837-1841
His engineering genius was responsible for moving the Mississippi River Channel back to the St. Louis shore, preserving the city as a river port.
Erected by
the Missouri Committee
R. E. Lee Memorial Association
Mrs. William Armstrong • Mrs. Charles Fox • Mrs. Oscar Johnson Jr. • Mrs. H. Norbert Kirchdorfer • Mrs. H. Terrance Kurrus • Mrs. W. Gillespie Moore • Mrs. Leighton Morrili
Director for Missouri • Mrs. Austine P. Leland
Treasurer for Missouri • Mrs. A. Long
May 17, 1977

 
Erected 1977 by The Missouri Committee R.E.Lee Memorial Association.
 
Location. 38° 37.435′ N, 90° 11.036′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on S. Leonor K Sullivan Blvd., on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is near the Jefferson Expansion Arch. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gateway Arch (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Basilica of Saint Louis, King (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dred and Harriet Scott
St. Louis, A River Port City Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 1997
2. St. Louis, A River Port City
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph Pulitzer (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Merchant Laclede Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); La Rue Missouri (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lewis and Clark and St. Louis Riverfront (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lee in St. Louis. "He went on to supervise the engineering work for St. Louis harbor and for the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers, earning him a promotion to captain." (Submitted on January 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Lee as an Engineer (Civil War Battles exert). "In 1837, he got his first important command. As a first lieutenant of engineers, he supervised the engineering work for St. Louis harbour and for the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. His work there earned him a promotion to captain." (Submitted on January 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. National Park Service website for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis’ role in the
Gateway Arch Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 1997
3. Gateway Arch
Westward Expansion. (Submitted on January 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,322 times since then. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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