Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

St. Louis is full of history regarding the expedition of Lewis and Clark (Corps of Discovery Expedition). The two military men, Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark, set out with a select group of U.S. Army volunteers. Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson in 1803 the group was to explore, map, and discover the…

Lincoln-Douglas: The Last Debate

During the United States Senate Campaign of 1858, Abraham Lincoln challenged Stephen A. Douglas to a series of seven debates. The face to face debates took place all across Illinois with one debate in each Congressional district. In the debates, Lincoln, a Republican candidate, squared off with Democratic incumbent Douglas on issues such as slavery…

The Joe Page Bridge

If you traverse the Great River Road from St. Louis up to Hardin, Illinois you might cross the Joe Page Bridge. The bridge is a vertical-lift drawbridge allowing large barges and cargo to pass beneath as cars wait for the bridge to lower. A unique experience, the bridge spans 1,728 feet across the Illinois River…