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

How Will We Open Our City to the World?

History Underfoot: 1904

 
 
How Will We Open Our City to the World? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
1. How Will We Open Our City to the World? Marker
Inscription.  In 1904, Forest Park was the site of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. More than 20 million people attended the World's Fair. Today, many St. Louisans still consider it one of the defining moments of their city's history.
 
Erected by Missouri History Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis - History Underfoot ⚜️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 38.612′ N, 90° 17.03′ W. Marker is in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Grand Drive 0.1 miles west of Cricket Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5595 Grand Drive, 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. Are Trees and Lawns Enough? (a few steps from this marker); How Should People Gain Access to Their Park? (a few steps from this marker); The Original Lindell Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); How Do We Divide Our Land?
How Will We Open Our City to the World? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
2. How Will We Open Our City to the World? Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); A Fair Legacy: The Zoo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Should Park Space Serve Other Uses? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Can We Control Nature? (about 400 feet away). 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 September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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