Chapter Seven: 1959: St. Charles

Virtual Event: September 9th, 4pm 

St. Charles was founded as San Carlos del Misuri more than 150 years earlier, and was now more a part of St. Louis, thanks to a new bridge over the Missouri River. The land around a old war materials plant had recently become Busch Wildlife Area, Missouri’s largest conservation area. The same location was also proposed as a site for the United Nations. 

More information on the activity for this chapter will be released soon. 
The below image illustrates the different towns featured in Growing Up with the River.  Follow along as we embark on this storytelling journey, every Wednesday through September 30th!

Photo courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society and the Missouri History Museum.