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, Missouri , in 1970, the now all-white Moonliner II landed on the south side of Interstate 70 (between Kansas City and St. Louis) where SpaceCraft operated a campground. It slowly rusted on that spot for more than 25 years. In 1997 a Columbia (Columbia, Missouri) lawyer who collected Disney memorabilia bought the deteriorating Moonliner II. He then began a long, careful restoration process, eventually bringing it back to its 1956 condition and sporting its original red and white TWA
to the Turkish government for the U.S. Foreign Aid Program. Military District of Louisiana In legislation enacted October 31, 1803, Congress (Congress of the United States) made provisions for a temporary government of the territory purchased from France (French First Republic). The President was authorized to use military forces to maintain order, although local civil government was to continue as it had under French and Spanish rule. "An Act to enable the President of the United States to take possession of the territories ceded by France to the United States, by the treaty concluded at Paris, on the thirtieth of April last; and for the temporary government thereof" This military rule was in effect from March 10, 1804 —the official date of transfer from French hands (known as Three Flags Day) —until September 30, 1804. At this time, the District was further divided into five administrative divisions: New Madrid (New Madrid, Missouri), Cape Girardeau, Ste. Genevieve (Ste. Genevieve, Missouri), St. Charles (St. Charles, Missouri), and St. Louis. Amos Stoddard served during this time as District Commandant (Commandant). A smaller set of purists even dislike the franchise relocations which took place in the 1950s and 1960s, beginning prior to the 1953 (1953 in baseball) season when the Braves (Atlanta Braves) shifted from Boston to Milwaukee, eventually moving to Atlanta in 1965. After the 1953 campaign, the Browns left St. Louis and moved to Baltimore, changing their name to the Orioles (Baltimore Orioles). The Athletics (Oakland Athletics) moved from Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) to Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri) in the mid-1950s and then on to Oakland (Oakland, California) in the late 1960s. In 1961 (1961 in baseball), the original Washington Senators (Minnesota Twins) moved to Minnesota and became the Twins, while a new team also called the Senators was added in Washington; this team left Washington in 1972 (1972 in baseball) to become the Texas Rangers (Texas Rangers (baseball)). In 2005, the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington, D.C. and changed their name to the Washington Nationals. The relocations which arguably rankle purists the most may be the 1957 (1957 in baseball) moves to California of the Brooklyn Dodgers (Los Angeles Dodgers) and New York Giants (San Francisco Giants). These purists see the era from 1920 (1920 in baseball) to 1952 (1952 in baseball) as a "Golden Age," in which the two major leagues fielded the same 16 teams with no additions, relocations, or major rule changes. thumb 300px right Logo of Lutheran Church–Canada (Image:Lutheran church canada logo.jpg) The '''Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC''') is a traditional, confessional Lutheran denomination (Christian denomination) in Canada. With about 70,000 members, it is the second-largest Lutheran (Lutheranism) body in Canada after the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC). The LCC was founded in 1988 when most Canadian congregations (religion in Canada) of the St. Louis-based Missouri Synod (Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod) (LCMS) formed an autonomous Canadian church body with a synod in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Winnipeg). Sixteen Canadian congregations — one in Montreal, the rest in Ontario — remain affiliated with the LCMS. Southern Illinois has 4 major interstate freeways that connect with Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky. Depending on the definition of Little Egypt's boundaries, there are four interstates in the region. I-57 is the main north-south freeway through Southern Illinois. It runs through the center of the area. South of Marion is the western terminus of I-24. It runs southeast, crossing into Paducah, Kentucky near Metropolis (Metropolis, Illinois). South of its junction with I-24, I-57 bends to the southwest and crosses into Missouri near Illinois' southernmost point by Cairo. I-70 runs east-west from St. Louis to central Indiana. I-64 runs east-west from St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri) to southern Indiana. It is cosigned with I-57 for a short stretch at Mt. Vernon (Mount Vernon, Illinois). I-57 is responsible for much of the growth found around the city of Marion (Marion, Illinois). * 20px (File:I-24.svg) I-24 In 1997 Kölsch became a protected designation of origin, expanding this protection to the entire EU and several countries outside the EU. Kölsch is becoming more popular outside of Germany with exports to United States, Russia, China and Brazil. Wikipedia:St. Louis, Missouri commons:St. Louis, Missouri
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the distant workaholic that his own father was. Political career Mr. Gardner was born in Kentucky, but rose to prominence in St. Louis. The only political office he ever sought was a single term as governor, and he won in the election of 1916. However, he did later attend national conventions of the Democratic Party (United States Democratic Party). Businessman
year a major musical talent headlines the event; acts such as Cyndi Lauper, the Goo Goo Dolls, the Black Eyed Peas, and the Beach Boys have performed in the past. A dazzling fireworks spectacle caps off the night while tens of thousands of St. Louisans watch under the Arch lawn. This event kicks off a weekly concert series called "Live on the Levee", also taking place on the Arch grounds, and features a big-name musical act, food vendors, and games. The Veiled Prophet Parade is a St. Louis tradition for over 130 years, and is essentially the main parade with floats on the Independence Day holiday, starting at Washington Avenue and ending at Union Station. * Wikipedia:St. Louis, Missouri commons:St. Louis, Missouri
the first non-European city to host the Olympics. Permanent facilities and structures remaining from the fair are Forest Park (Forest Park (St. Louis)), the St. Louis Art Museum (Saint Louis Art Museum), the St. Louis Zoo (Saint Louis Zoo) and the Missouri History Museum
at the 1908 Summer Olympics United Kingdom , dominated the medal table, collecting the most gold (56), silver (51), and bronze (39) medals. The 146 medals won
. Louis World's Fair . A total of 651 athletes from 12 nations participated in 91 events in 16 sports at these games. However, only 42 events included athletes from countries other than the United States.
At the collegiate level, St. Louis has hosted the Final Four of both the women's and men's college basketball NCAA Division I (Division I (NCAA)) championship tournaments, and the Frozen Four collegiate ice hockey tournament. Although the area does not currently support a National Basketball Association team, it hosts an American Basketball Association (American Basketball Association (2000–present)) team called the St. Louis Phoenix. St. Louis University (Saint Louis University) has won 10 NCAA Men's Soccer Championships, and the city has hosted the College Cup (NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship) several times. In addition to collegiate soccer, many St. Louisans have played for the United States men's national soccer team, and 20 St. Louisans have been elected into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. St. Louis also is the origin of the sport of corkball, a type of baseball in which there is no base running. The St. Louis TV market is the largest in the nation without a Division I college football team. Parks thumb left The Jewel Box, a greenhouse and event venue in Forest Park (File:JewelBox2013.jpg) Wikipedia:St. Louis, Missouri commons:St. Louis, Missouri
recordings, Pinnock directing "with a characteristic energy and enthusiasm which are readily communicated to audiences." The Choir of the English Concert was at first an ad-hoc group of singers assembled as needed, originally in 1983 for the first performance this century of Rameau's ''Acante et Céphise''; it became a standing choir for a period from the mid-1990s at the time they were performing Bach's ''Mass in B minor''. This allowed the ensemble to regularly perform baroque operas, oratorios and other vocal works; a series of Bach's major choral works followed. Wikipedia:St. Louis, Missouri commons:St. Louis, Missouri
, and also features the famous Soulard Farmers Market and many trendy restaurants. *Lafayette Square - Although some may group this with Soulard due to proximity, Lafayette Square features its own distinct architecture (Victorian and French Second Empire) and demographics. Surrounding the oldest park in St. Louis are tree-lined streets with rehabbed townhouses, some shopping and dining, and bed and breakfasts. *Old North Saint Louis - just north of Downtown, the historic Old North neighborhood is in the midst of a dramatic revitalization that includes a significant number of historically rehabilitated brick, 19th Century structures; new businesses, such as Old North Grocery Co-op, Therapy Boutique, and La Mancha Coffeehouse; and a diverse community of residents, with a population that grew by 28% since 2000. The center of the neighborhood is at St. Louis Avenue & N. 14th Street, which is where the legendary Crown Candy Kitchen is located, along with the award-winning Crown Square, the recently completed $35 million redevelopment of the former 14th Street Pedestrian Mall. Crown Square is also the site of the North City Farmers' Market, which in 2010 was identified as one of "America's Favorite Farmers' Markets," according to American Farmland Trust. *Benton Park Brewery - Located just south of Soulard, Benton Park has recently come back from decades of disrepair. The area contains the Anheuser Busch Brewery and the old Lemp Brewery, in addition to a small eponymous park and working-class versions of the townhomes of Lafayette Square. *Forest Park Southeast - Situated just where the name suggests, Forest Park Southeast is at the beginning of a revitalization. Younger professionals have been attracted to the area due to the popular bars, and have since settled down and contributed to the area's infrastructure. *Grand Center Midtown - Located going West of Downtown down an area known as the Central Corridor (that includes Forest Park and the CWE), Grand Center is home to a booming performing arts, theatre, and museum district. St. Louis University is in this area. *Tower Grove South Grand - a few miles south of Grand Center is Tower Grove Park, a 19th-century Victorian walking park. The nearby South Grand strip has a variety of shops, coffeehouses, bars, service businesses, and the area's largest concentration of Asian restaurants and shops. An ethnically diverse, gay-friendly area with an active street life and turn-of-the-century architecture. *Central West End - A very cosmpolitan neighborhood featuring stunning turn-of-the-century palace-like homes, upscale dining, and boutique shopping, the Central West End also contains an eclectic mix of antique shops, coffee houses, and art galleries. Located on the eastern edge of Forest Park, it also includes the world-renowned Medical School of Washington University. *The Hill - St. Louis's ''Little Italy'' is home to a large number of locally renowned Italian restaurants, bakeries, and grocery stores. Its name is due to its proximity to the highest point of the city. *North St. Louis - The historic African-American neighborhood known as "The Ville", and contains many historical sites relating to the history of Black America in the Midwest,i.e. Sumner High School and Homer G. Phillips Hospital. This area extends from Delmar to I-270 and contains much of the industrial record of St. Louis and the migration of new comers to the city. '''St. Louis County''' *Clayton - The county seat of St. Louis county, Clayton has an important downtown business district that is also home to several hotels, many coffeehouses, and upscale dining. It is one of the older suburbs of St. Louis, and has many large 100 year-old-homes wonderfully preserved by old-monied families, while the area's nouveau riche help keep the area trendy. It has a great school system and is home to the main campus of Washington University. Clayton begins where Forest Park ends on the west. *Delmar Loop University City - Located just north of Clayton and beginning at the northwest edge of Forest Park Washington University is this culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse neighborhood of St. Louis. One of the more liberal areas of the region, it is a popular area for college students and post-graduates to live and interact. "The Loop" (a.k.a. Delmar Blvd) itself is one main street of storefronts, restaurants,hotels, music venues, bookstores, and one of greatest independent movie theatre- The Tivoli. *West County - This expansive, largely undefined region of St. Louis includes most areas west of Clayton, especially upper-class neighborhoods like Frontenac, Ladue, Huntleigh, Town and Country, and Creve Coeur. The area may include expanded development of older areas such as Chesterfield and Wildwood. The area has one of the highest concentrations of wealth in the Midwest, and home to two of the most upscale shopping areas in St. Louis Region- Plaza Frontenac and The Galleria-Brentwood Square. *North County-Home to Lambert International Airport and the sight of many historical flights by Charles Lindbergh and Boeing. This area is also the home of post WWII home development and contains many small subdivisons of ranch style homes of ethnically diverse populations. *South County - A nebulous region primarily served by I-55,I-44 and I-64 in a triangle of interstates, most of the towns dotting South County are largely indistinguishable and include some new developments. It is home to Affton, Bayless, Brentwood, Webster Groves, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Crestwood and other picture-perfect kinds of towns that provide a nice small-town atmosphere great for families. It is home to a popular shopping area in St. Louis Region- The appropriately named "South County Mall". See thumb 400px Downtown St. Louis at night (File:St Louis night expblend.jpg) * Wikipedia:St. Louis, Missouri commons:St. Louis, Missouri
'''St. Louis''' ( making it the 58th-most populous U.S. city (List of United States cities by population) in 2013 and the second-largest city in the state. The St. Louis metropolitan area includes the city as well as nearby areas in Missouri and Illinois; it is among the largest metropolitan areas (List of Combined Statistical Areas) in the United States, with a population of 2,905,893.
St. Louis was founded in 1764 by Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau and named after Louis IX of France. The region in which the city stands was part of Spanish Louisiana (Louisiana (New Spain)) from 1762 until 1802. http: www.britannica.com EBchecked topic 349302 Louisiana-Purchase After the Louisiana Purchase, it became a major port on the Mississippi River. In the late 19th century, St. Louis became the fourth-largest city in the United States. It seceded (urban secession) from St. Louis County (St. Louis County, Missouri) in 1877, becoming an independent city and limiting its political boundaries. In 1904, it hosted the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the Summer Olympics (1904 Summer Olympics). The city's population peaked in 1950; with restructuring of heavy industry and loss of jobs, plus postwar suburbanization, it began a long decline that continued into the 21st century. Immigration has increased, and the city is the center of the largest Bosnian (History of the Bosnians in St. Louis) population in the world outside their homeland.
The economy of St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism. The city is home to several major corporations including Express Scripts, Peabody Energy, Ameren, Monsanto, Ralcorp, and Sigma-Aldrich. St. Louis is also home to three professional sports teams: the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball, the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, and the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. The city is commonly identified with the tall Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis.