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Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Can the Past Tear Us Apart?

History Underfoot: 1914

 
 
Can the Past Tear Us Apart? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
1. Can the Past Tear Us Apart? Marker
Inscription.  Forest Park's most controversial monument was the Confederate Memorial, unveiled in 1914. St. Louis had been torn apart by the Civil War, and many residents objected to a commemoration of the secessionist cause.
 
Erected by Missouri History Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis - History Underfoot ⚜️ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 38° 38.682′ N, 90° 17.211′ W. Marker is in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on DeBaliviere Circle west of Lagoon Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5700 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. What's the Value of Open Space? (here, next to this marker); A Fair Legacy: The Art Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Where Do We Celebrate Our Rights? (within shouting distance of this marker); How Do We Support Culture?
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Follow the Missouri History Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); How Do We Understand the Past? (about 300 feet away); Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie! (about 300 feet away); How Will We Renew the Park? (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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