Beyond the frontier; a history of St. Louis to 1821.1880397536
Beyond the frontier; a history of St. Louis to 1821.
Hodes, Frederick A.
In its earliest history St. Louis was not even a bump in the road. No roads led to it, and the Mississippi River Mississippi River
River, central U.S. It rises at Lake Itasca in Minnesota and flows south, meeting its major tributaries, the Missouri and the Ohio rivers, about halfway along its journey to the Gulf of Mexico. served as its primary access route for some time. This suited St. Louis well, for it was not a typical British frontier outpost; in fact, it was never British at all, because it was passed from French to Spanish Spanish, river, c.150 mi (240 km) long, issuing from Spanish Lake, S Ont., Canada, NW of Sudbury, and flowing generally S through Biskotasi and Agnew lakes to Lake Huron opposite Manitoulin island. There are several hydroelectric stations on the river. to French hands before it was included in the Louisiana Purchase Louisiana Purchase, 1803, American acquisition from France of the formerly Spanish region of Louisiana. Reasons for the Purchase
The revelation in 1801 of the secret agreement of 1800, whereby Spain retroceded Louisiana to France, aroused . Hodes, a retired cartographer and St. Louis enthusiast A person who enjoys using computers and electronic equipment. Enthusiasts like technology and are willing to learn more of the ins and outs of a product than the average consumer, who just wants to use it. An enthusiast is more like a "prosumer." See consumer and prosumer. , explains the role of his city as a European outpost in a Britannic culture, the political, economic and social changes it experienced alongside other US towns, and how it managed to remain just a little different.
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