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s the gateway to the West, St. Louis greeted pioneers like Daniel Boone, explorers Lewis and Clark, and thousands of immigrants from Germany and other European countries. The city was the key to holding Missouri in the Union for Abraham Lincoln in 1861 and became the recruiting and supply depot for troops fighting in the trans-Mississippi theatre of the Civil War. Listen as historian Bill Potter discusses the providences that made this city and surrounding area so vital to the American story.
Included in This Album
Introduction to St. Louis and Missouri State History Museum Bill Potter (24 mins.)
Lewis and Clark Embarkation Point Bill Potter (39 mins.)
Manifest Destiny (group call) Bill Potter (24 mins.)
Daniel Boone Homestead Bill Potter (13 mins.)
Missouri Civil War Museum Bill Potter (34 mins.)
U.S. Grant National Historic Site Bill Potter (13 mins.)
St. Louis Cemeteries Bill Potter (90 mins.)
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Approx. 237 mins. on 7 tracks
Please note: These are conference-grade recordings with minimal editing.