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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pierre Laclede

Born November 22, 1729

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Pierre Laclede Marker
Inscription.  French-born Pierre Laclède Liguest arrived in New Orleans in 1755. He ventured up the Mississippi in 1763 to build a trading post after his firm won trading right in the Upper Louisiana Territory. Choosing a site near the mouth of the Missouri, he sent his stepson, Auguste Chouteau, to start the settlement in February 1764. Naming it St. Louis, Laclede laid out streets, made property assignments and governed until territorial officials arrived in October 1765. Laclede, who brought his library to the wild, owned the town's first industry, a water-powered mill. St. Louis' first citizen, Pierre Laclede envisioned his village becoming "one of the finest cities in America."
 
Erected 1993 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.353′ N, 90° 18.199′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Westgate Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 6317 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grace Bumbry (here, next to this marker); Eugene Field (a few steps from this marker); Harry Caray (a few steps from this marker); Betty Grable (a few steps from this marker); Henry Shaw (a few steps from this marker); Bob Gibson (a few steps from this marker); Barry Commoner (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rockettes (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on October 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photo   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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