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St. Charles in St. Charles County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

African Influence

 
 
African Influence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, December 16, 2020
1. African Influence Marker
Inscription.  Slave and free Africans migrated to St. Charles through the "underground railroad" by word of mouth from storytellers, which was a great art among Africans because they were descendants of different tribes, speaking different dialects. They brought with them knowledge of farming, trapping and fishing. They also brought with them skills in the butchering of animals native to the surroundings from which they came. They were employed as farm hands, domestics, cooks and some also worked on the railroad line. One very notable figure was Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, who founded the city of Chicago and then migrated to St. Charles in the early 1800s. He is buried in Borromeo cemetery.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 46.915′ N, 90° 28.963′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker can be reached from North 3rd Street. Marker is on the grounds of the old St. Charles County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North 3rd Street, Saint Charles MO 63301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
African Influence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, December 16, 2020
2. African Influence Marker
Marker is behind the St. Carlos Borromeo statue (second from right)
within walking distance of this marker. Missouri's Origin (here, next to this marker); German Immigration (here, next to this marker); Spanish Influence (here, next to this marker); French Influence (here, next to this marker); Native American Influence (here, next to this marker); The Boone's Lick Road (a few steps from this marker); The Dr. John H. Stumberg Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 302 Jefferson Street (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Charles.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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