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How Do We Divide Our Land?

History Underfoot: 1785

 
 
How Do We Divide Our Land? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
1. How Do We Divide Our Land? Marker
Inscription.  In the late 1700's, St. Louis's Spanish government supplied settlers with grants of land in and around the colonial village. In 1785, Chalres Gratiot received a huge tract of land that included much of today's Forest Park.
 
Erected by Missouri History Museum.
 
Location. 38° 38.618′ N, 90° 16.999′ W. Marker is 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. The Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center (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 Will We Open Our City to the World? (within shouting distance of this marker); Are Trees and Lawns Enough? (within shouting distance of this
How Do We Divide Our Land? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
2. How Do We Divide Our Land? Marker
marker); A Fair Legacy: The Zoo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Should Park Space Serve Other Uses? (about 400 feet away); Can We Control Nature? (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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