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

Can We Control Nature?

History Underfoot: 1929, 1931

 
 
Can We Control Nature? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
1. Can We Control Nature? Marker
Inscription.  Begun in 1929, the River des Peres Containment Project channeled the flood-prone river into enormous underground pipes. These tubes run east and south through the park point from a near Des Peres Avenue.
 
Erected by Missouri History Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis - History Underfoot ⚜️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 38.622′ N, 90° 17.107′ W. Marker is in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Drive and Grand Drive, on the right when traveling west on Grand Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5620 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. Should Park Space Serve Other Uses? (within shouting distance of this marker); This is Everyone's Park. (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fair Legacy: The Zoo (within shouting distance of
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this marker); How Will We Renew the Park? (within shouting distance of this marker); Are Trees and Lawns Enough? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Can Private Generosity Serve Public Good? (about 300 feet away); How Do We Take Care of One Another? (about 300 feet away); Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie! (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 60 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Jan. 15, 2021