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

Post-Dispatch Lake

1894

 
 
Post-Dispatch Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 22, 2021
1. Post-Dispatch Lake Marker
Inscription.  The economic Panic of 1893 hit St. Louis hard. Joseph Pulitzer's Post-Dispatch, then 15 years old, offered a day's wages to anyone willing to help dig this lake. Some 20,000 unemployed men excavated the basin with picks and shovels. The lake is a living reminder of the 126-year legacy of public service by the newspaper and the Pulitzer family.

The men and women of the Post-Dispatch dedicate this monument to that legacy. We remain committed to Joseph Pulitzer's noble platform from 1907, to "…always fight for progress and reform…never lack sympathy with the poor," always remain devoted to the public welfare, never be satisfied with merely printing news…
 
Erected 2005 by Pulitzer.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkCommunicationsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
 
Location. 38° 38.35′ N, 90° 17.22′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker can be reached from Government Drive east of Washington Drive. The marker and lake are directly across the road
Post-Dispatch Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 22, 2021
2. Post-Dispatch Lake Marker
If you look closely at the rock on the left, you'll see "Post-Dispatch Lake 1894" engraved on there.
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from the World's Fair Pavilion. Marker can be seen and accessed from a walking path that parallels with Government Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Government 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. Government Hill & The World's Fair Pavilion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Boathouse & Post-Dispatch Lake (about 700 feet away); Elegance and Beauty through the Years (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberal Arts Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); World's Fair Pavilion (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Louis Art Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Original Music Pagoda (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Grand Basin (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Also see . . .  St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wikipedia. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has been the St. Louis area's leading newspaper for over a century, although like most major newspapers, it has suffered during the recent decline of the print industry. It still, however, maintains a large circulation and is one of the largest daily newspapers in the Midwestern United States. Generations of the Pulitzer family were always associated with the Post-Dispatch until 1995; it is now owned by Lee Enterprises. (Submitted on April 24, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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