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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Patch, Missouri
Location of Patch
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|Dedicated to James B. Eads builder of the ironclads and the sailors and soldiers of the Civil War — — Map (db m139710) WM|
|Carondelet and the Eads Ironclads
On Oct. 12, 1851, the USS Carondelet slid down the ways at James Eads' Union Iron Works in the village of Carondelet, south of St. Louis. It was the first ironclad warship built by the United States, launched . . . — — Map (db m139708) HM|
|The Iron Mountain Railroad's tracks were laid in 1855. It traveled to St. Louis to Carondelet 10 times per day, spurring a great deal of industry in the community. — — Map (db m139712) HM|
|Susan Blow, daughter of Congressman Henry Blow, helped introduce the 1st kindergarten program to the State of Missouri and the U.S. — — Map (db m139706) HM|
|The early Carondelet Fire Department was made of volunteers who travelled with their equipment on a horse drawn carriage. Water was supplied by wells dug along Michigan Ave. — — Map (db m139714) HM|