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

Follow the Missouri History Museum

Forest Park

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
1. Follow the Missouri History Museum Marker
Inscription.  The Missouri History Museum, originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, engages visitors in the exciting history of St. Louis from its founding in 1764 up to the present day. Visitors of any age can enjoy a variety of exhibitions, galleries and activities. See the Spirit of St. Louis—sister plane to Lindbergh's, marvel at the magnitude of the 1904 World's Fair, and more. Free admission, fee for some exhibitions.

Bixby's restaurant serves lunch daily and features panoramic views of Forest Park. The Museum Shop is a wonderful source for books and gifts.

[Captions:]
Dred Scott, ca. 1888
Oil on canvas by Louis Schultze

The Spirit of St. louis, Ryan B-1 Brougham ca. 1928, "sister plane" to the original flown by Charles Lindbergh. Used in the 1957 film,
The Spirit of St. Louis staring James Stewart.

View of the Ferris Wheel looking across the Illinois State Building from the Brazil Pavilion at the 1904 World's Fair.

Thomas Jefferson, 1913, by Karl Bitter.

The Jefferson Memorial Building opened to the public
Follow the Missouri History Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
2. Follow the Missouri History Museum Marker
on May 1, 1913. The statue of Thomas Jefferson is carved from a single block of Italian marble, stands nearly 20 feet tall and weighs approximately 48 tons.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceColonial EraParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 38.668′ N, 90° 17.155′ W. Marker is in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of DeBaliviere Circle and Lagoon Drive, on the right when traveling east on DeBaliviere Circle. 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. How Do We Support Culture? (a few steps from this marker); Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie! (within shouting distance of this marker); Where Do We Celebrate Our Rights? (within shouting distance of this marker); How Will We Renew the Park? (within shouting distance of this marker); Can Private Generosity Serve Public Good? (within shouting distance of this marker); This is Everyone's Park. (within shouting distance of this marker); How Do We Take Care of One Another? (within shouting distance of this marker); Can the Past Tear Us Apart? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Park.
 
The Museum History Museum image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
3. The Museum History Museum
Plaque on the Missouri History Museum image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
4. Plaque on the Missouri History Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Nov. 30, 2020