Hazelwood Missouri Culture
St. Louis is one of seven iconic Western cities featured in the 2017 edition of "Best in the West," a collection of the best westerns from around the country and beyond.
On the banks of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, St. Louis is known for its most famous arch, which is not part of a fast-food logo, namely the Gateway Arch, the tallest building in the USA and the second tallest in North America. The Missouri History Museum is located in Forest Park and is affiliated with the Missouri Historical Society and offers exhibits on the history of St. Louis. There are several museums and galleries within the city, as well as museums in other parts of Missouri, including the Museum of Natural History, Missouri State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. Some universities in the region also have their own museums, such as the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Illinois College of Art.
The privately owned City Museum is a playground - like an attraction in the historic Washington Avenue neighborhood. The Missouri Botanical Garden, which covers 79 hectares, is the largest botanical garden of its kind in North America and is connected by a tram. Union Station has a number of renovated rail terminals, including retail stores and luxury hotels.
The area that would later become St. Louis was originally founded in the mid-19th century as Dutchtown, a suburb of the city. A wide range of stores are based on South Jefferson, which is merging with Chippewa Street. Here at @ DutchtownSTL we approach it as if it were a small town with a mix of industrial and commercial buildings, restaurants, shops and hotels.
In 1820, the Missouri Constitution was passed here, and when statehood was achieved, it was not used as a capital until 1821. The city is home to the St. Louis County Courthouse and the University of Missouri - Missouri State University.
After the purchase of Louisiana in 1803, St. Louis became part of the United States and later fell back to France in the 19th century, but the population remained predominantly French until well into the 19th century. In 1804, the first African-Americans, most of them African immigrants, settled in St. Louis, and in 2000, blacks made up more than half of the city's population. The number of African Americans in Saint Louis has also declined at a much slower pace. While previous generations of immigrants moved out of the city, their descendants moved to the suburbs in recent years.
In 2000, African-Americans accounted for 64.1% of the population, compared with 65.2% in 2010, 64% in 2000 and 64% in 1990.
The Germans and Irish were the dominant ethnic groups that settled in St. Louis, and the fur trade remained important until the mid-19th century. In the second half of the 19th century it acquired a reputation for brewing and manufacturing, including clothing, shoes and iron. After the Civil War, rapid growth continued and developed into a major manufacturing center until the 1900s, according to the US Census Bureau.
In this expanding Midwestern city, prosperity brought culture, and St. Louis was an important hub on many fronts. The long-awaited National Blues Museum of the United States, the first of its kind in the country, documents the history of the nation's second largest city and home to the longest-running blues exhibition. It reminds guests that St. Louis is an "important crossroads" on many fronts, and documents the city's history as a major industrial center filled with art, music, art galleries, museums, restaurants, theaters, hotels and other cultural institutions.
The Museum of Western Expansion, located under the Gateway Arch, tells the story of the exploration and settlement of the American West. The city dates back to the French, who founded the fur trade in 1764 and acquired the United States in 1803 by buying Louisiana. St. Louis became an important commercial and commercial center, attracting immigrants from all over the world, many of whom found new lives on the border.
The gateway to the West is now home to St. Louis beer, which put the menu in the hands of the city's first craft beer brewery, the Saint Louis Brewing Company. The brewery used to be in New Haven, Missouri, but last year it moved to St. Louis.
Laclede Chouteau chose the location because it is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and is not flooded. The worst flooding in the city is along the drainage route that supplies the western and southern parts of the city and flows into the Mississippi.
Other quarries nearby provided turnstiles for many of the large St. Louis buildings. During development in the 19th century, most of them were leveled and used as a backfill, and similar Mississippi hills earned St. Louis the nickname "Mound City." In the 1880s and 1900s, the blocks that paved St. Louis, Louis' levees and downtown streets came from these quarries.