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

A Fair Legacy: The Zoo

History Underfoot: 1913

 
 
A Fair Legacy: The Zoo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
1. A Fair Legacy: The Zoo Marker
Inscription.  The Smithsonian Institution constructed a great iron birdcage as part of its exhibits at the 1904 World's Fair. In 1913, after the Smithsonian had sold it to the city, the structure became the nucleus of the new St. Louis Zoo.
 
Erected by Missouri History Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis - History Underfoot ⚜️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 38.614′ N, 90° 17.065′ W. Marker is in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Grand Drive just east of Lagoon Drive. 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? (within shouting distance of this marker); Should Park Space Serve Other Uses? (within shouting distance of this marker); How Will We Open Our City to the World? (within shouting distance of this marker); Can We Control Nature?
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(within shouting distance of this marker); How Should People Gain Access to Their Park? (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Lindell Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); This is Everyone's Park. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); How Do We Divide Our Land? (about 300 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 September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Jan. 25, 2021