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

Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie!

Loop Trolley

 

— Missouri History Museum —

 
Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
1. Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie! Marker
Inscription.  Since the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Forest Park has been a St. Louis treasure and top tourist destination. Known as the crown jewel of the Midwest, 13 million people visit the the 1,300-acre park each year. The park includes 170 acres of nature reserves, 30 miles of trails, the Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Science Center and the Muny.

In 1904, World's Fair visitors could pay 10 cents to ride a seven-mile electric streetcar system around the fairgrounds. In a grand return to days of old, the Loop Trolley carries passengers right into the park, mere steps from the Missouri History Museum's Jefferson Memorial Building. The museum opened in 1913 using proceeds from the Fair and is now home to a collection of St. Louis' resonant past and present.
 
Erected by The Loop Trolley Company.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Loop Trolley series list.
 
Location.
Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
2. Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie! Marker
38° 38.674′ N, 90° 17.138′ W. Marker is in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on DeBaliviere Circle east of Grand 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. Follow the Missouri History Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Can Private Generosity Serve Public Good? (within shouting distance of this marker); How Do We Support Culture? (within shouting distance of this marker); How Will We Renew the Park? (within shouting distance of this marker); How Do We Take Care of One Another? (within shouting distance of this marker); Where Do We Celebrate Our Rights? (within shouting distance of this marker); This is Everyone's Park. (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fair Legacy: The Jefferson Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Park.
 
 
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 84 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Oct. 20, 2020