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Gateway Arch

National Park - Missouri

Gateway Arch National Park is located in St. Louis, Missouri, near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The memorial was established to commemorate: the Louisiana Purchase, and the subsequent westward movement of American explorers and pioneers; the first civil government west of the Mississippi River; and the debate over slavery raised by the Dred Scott case. The national park consists of the Gateway Arch, a steel catenary arch that has become the definitive icon of St. Louis; a 91-acre (36.8 ha) park along the Mississippi River on the site of the earliest buildings of the city; the Old Courthouse, a former state and federal courthouse where the Dred Scott case originated; and the 140,000 sq ft (13,000 m2) museum at the Gateway Arch.

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Official visitor map of Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail (NHT) in Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Lewis & Clark - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail (NHT) in Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Official visitor map of Gateway Arch National Park (NP) in Missouri. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Gateway Arch - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Gateway Arch National Park (NP) in Missouri. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units and Regions

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Heritage Areas

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/jeff/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_Arch_National_Park Gateway Arch National Park is located in St. Louis, Missouri, near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The memorial was established to commemorate: the Louisiana Purchase, and the subsequent westward movement of American explorers and pioneers; the first civil government west of the Mississippi River; and the debate over slavery raised by the Dred Scott case. The national park consists of the Gateway Arch, a steel catenary arch that has become the definitive icon of St. Louis; a 91-acre (36.8 ha) park along the Mississippi River on the site of the earliest buildings of the city; the Old Courthouse, a former state and federal courthouse where the Dred Scott case originated; and the 140,000 sq ft (13,000 m2) museum at the Gateway Arch. The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis' role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson's role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse. For directions click on the provided link Gateway Arch Visitor Center The Gateway Arch Visitor Center, located directly under the Gateway Arch, is the central location for the journey to the top, the Arch Museum, the film Monument to the Dream, the Arch Store and the Arch cafe. Enter the Visitor Center from Smith Square to the west of the Arch directly across from the Old Courthouse. The North and South legs of the Gateway Arch are exit only from the visitor center and museum. Gateway Arch National Park is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis on the Mississippi River. Interstate Routes 44, 55, 64 and 70 converge near the park. The Gateway Arch is easily accessible from St. Louis' MetroLink Lightrail. Board at any station and exit at 8th and Pine or Lacledes Landing and follow the signs to the Memorial (a 10 min. walk) Please note: Visitors now enter the Arch through the west entrance, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs are now exit only. Cherry trees in bloom The Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse with a row of pink blooming cherry trees in front The blooming cherry trees in Kiener Plaza provide a wonderful foreground for the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse in spring. Reaching for the Clouds Arch and clouds Arch reaching toward the clouds. The Gateway Arch reflected The Gateway Arch reflected in the waters of of the north pond A walk around the Gateway Arch grounds provide many chances to view the Arch from many different angles. The Old Courthouse looking across the green lawn in Smith Square to the Old Courthouse The Old Courthouse West Entrance to the Gateway Arch Visitor Center West Entrance to the Gateway Arch Visitor Center Welcome to the Gateway Arch Gateway Arch Gateway Arch Over a million people visit the Gateway Arch each year. Old Courthouse Dred and Harriet Scott statue in front of the columns of the Old Courthouse in the morning light The Old Courthouse Gateway Arch at Sunrise Gateway Arch at Sunrise The sunrise coming up behind the Gateway Arch. Sunrise at the Gateway Arch the sun coming up and illuminated clouds behind the Gateway Arch Sunrise at the Gateway Arch Twlight Just Before the Fireworks People waiting on the Arch grounds waiting for the 4th of July Fireworks show to start. A large crowd waits for the fireworks show to start at the Gateway Arch Virginia Minor and Women's Right to Vote Virginia Minor was an officer in the National Woman Suffrage Association, which during the 1872 presidential election decided to challenge voting restrictions in the United States which excluded women. The nation-wide movement of 1872 originated with Virginia and her husband Francis Minor. Virginia Minor’s attempt to register to vote was refused by the ward registrar in St. Louis, and the Minors sued him in the St. Louis Circuit court. Old Courthouse at Gateway Arch. NPS Photo Connecting with Our Homelands in 2019 Throughout the 2019 academic year, Hopa Mountain, in partnership with the National Park Service, awarded Connecting with our Homelands travel grants to 21 different indigenous organizations, schools, and nonprofits. These are glimpses into some of these trips. Students look at a forested landscape. Preparing an Expedition Lewis had volunteered to lead another expedition that Jefferson had proposed years earlier. When Jefferson was elected President in 1801, he asked the 29-year-old Lewis to serve as his personal secretary (assistant). Some believe that Jefferson was grooming Lewis to lead the new expedition he was proposing. 1954 stamp commemorating the lewis and clark expedition Jefferson National Expansion Memorial The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri commemorates Thomas Jefferson's vision of the continental expansion of the United States, evidenced by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. the st. louis arch nearing completion National Expansion Memorial Cultural Landscape The Gateway Arch and surrounding landscape, located on the bank of the Mississippi River, were designed by architect Eero Saarinen in collaboration with landscape architect Dan Kiley, and the layout and siting of major features were implemented in a way that keeps with their modern design. Landscape features include the Gateway Arch, the overall landform and spatial organization, designed views, the system of walks, the single species allées, the two ponds, and overlooks. A side view of the Gateway Arch appears as a vertical monument, framed by symmetrical rows of trees 2018 Freeman Tilden Award Recipients In 2018, six talented National Park Service employees were awarded the Freeman Tilden Award for their amazing and innovative interpretive programs. Ranger in a canyon with a typewriter on a table US Women's Suffrage Timeline 1648 to 2016 This is an extended timeline of the fight for women's suffrage in the United States. It includes information on failed and successful attempts at changes in law, including at the state and federal levels, how women's suffrage has been interlaced with quests for other civil rights, and some key court cases. It spans the years from 1648 through 2016. National Woman's Party Watchfire Outside the White House. LOC Old Courthouse Cultural Landscape When viewed from the east, the Gateway Arch frames the Old Courthouse, which emphasizes the significance of the Old Courthouse in greater St. Louis history. It is especially notable for its design merit and association with important and historic legal cases. During the 19th century, disenfranchised groups fought for freedom and equality in the courthouse, setting legal precedents in the process. View of the Old Courthouse from the top of the Gateway Arch, framed by the streets of St. Louis. Dred Scott Case Trials For decades the Supreme Court moved carefully around various controversies regarding slavery, but in 1857 it did no such thing. In the Dred Scott decision, it swept away decades of equivocation and ruled that the United States government had no legal right to limit the expansion of slavery into any part of the nation. Abolitionists and free-soilers were stunned. Painting of Dred Scott Walk in the Footsteps of Suffragists American women demanded their right to vote in a Declaration of Sentiments issued at the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848. By the 1913 inauguration of President-elect Wilson, women were still waiting for that democratic right. Explore the spectacular pre-inauguration parade that filled Pennsylvania Avenue in DC with 5,000 marching women, colorful floats and banners, ladies on horseback, and mayhem delivered by opposing forces. Nurse Contingent in the 1913 Suffrage March LOC National Park Service Commemoration of the 19th Amendment In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment the National Park Service has developed a number of special programs. This includes online content, exhibits, and special events. The National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) announces the release of a story map that highlights some of these programs and provides information for the public to locate and participate. Opening slide of the 19th Amendment NPS Commemoration Story Map Volunteer Story: Marshell Foss Marshell Foss, Army vet and former secondary school educator, has served as a Gateway Arch National Park volunteer for 14 years, working on countless projects and bringing joy and knowledge to its visitors. Portrait of a man from the waist up looking at the camera in a dark room. Top Ten Tips for Visiting Gateway Arch National Park The top ten tips for visiting Gateway Arch National Park looking up the leg of Gateway Arch against a bright blue sky Challenges and Opportunities of Archeology in Urban Parks: An Example from the Arch Jefferson National Expansion Memorial was designated in 1935, memorializing America’s westward expansion. The CityArchRiver 2015 project along the riverfront will involve deep and extensive excavations potentially exposing undisturbed landscapes and features. The Midwest Archeological Center is partnering in innovative ways with multiple stake holders to preserve archeological resources during this project. Hoodoo in St. Louis: An African American Religious Tradition Some enslaved African Americans practiced Hoodoo, an ancient religious practice inspired by Central and West African religious practices. While doing archaeological research at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in the 1990s, several West African artifacts were discovered, suggesting that some or all of the enslaved African Americans living at White Haven before the Civil War may have practiced Hoodoo. Group of African Americans in a room with plaster walls participating in a religious ceremony. St. Louis’ Mid-Century Modern Architecture: The Matter of Materials "We generally use the term mid century to differentiate the buildings of the post World War II years from the output of the pre-War years. Mid century is an interesting term. It links architecture in the US to the growth and change resulting from post-War power and prosperity, even as the geo politics of the Cold War cast a haze of uncertainty over the period. Like everything else at mid century, architecture was shaped by these conditions." - Mary Reid Brunstrom Priory Church with three levels of arches designed by Gyo Obata. Adaptive Reuse of the American Zinc Building and Other Works Gyo Obata speaks about his design of what's called the American Zinc Building. "Ray Wittcoff was the owner of the Fur Exchange Building and he asked me to design a headquarters for American Zinc Company. The site is about 60 foot wide, by 170 foot long. [S]o what I did was to put all of the fixed elements, the stairways, the elevators, on the north side, [to] have a clear span of 50 feet within the site...I think it’s wonderful to preserve a building like this." Exterior photo of the multistory American Zinc Building. Preserving the Gateway Arch: Evaluating Fire Protection and Life Safety Conditions Using a Performance Based Analysis Mills + Schnoering Architects and Hughes Associates, Inc. performed a fire/smoke modeling assessment of the Gateway Arch. This study evaluated fire protection and life safety risks to the public and building occupants in the event of a fire or similar emergency. An additional goal was to preserve historic or culturally significant building features. NPS strives to provide a fire-safe environment for visitors and employees within and atop the Arch. Fire modeling results with a fire at the base of the Arch, extent of smoke spread, and visibility. Find Your Park on Route 66 Route 66 and the National Park Service have always had an important historical connection. Route 66 was known as the great road west and after World War II families on vacation took to the road in great numbers to visit the many National Park Service sites in the Southwest and beyond. That connection remains very alive and present today. Take a trip down Route 66 and Find Your Park today! A paved road with fields in the distance. On the road is a white Oklahoma Route 66 emblem. Materials Matters (Keynote of the Mid-Century Modern Structures Symposium) Materials are really important. As professionals engaged in conservation of our cultural heritage we’re all dealing with the actual physical stuff. The issue of materiality is central to what we do. Whether we are dealing with an individual iconic building, historic landscapes, urban ensembles, fast food restaurants, industrial heritage sites or monumental civil works. We are all charged with preserving and protecting our collective cultural heritage. Prentice Women's Hospital, concrete, three visible cylinders taper inward at the bottom. Emerald Ash Borer at Gateway Arch National Park Learn how a little green bug contributed to the removal of hundreds of trees on the Arch grounds, and how the National Park Service worked to build the landscape back even better than it was. Rows of leafy green trees lining the walkways of the grounds at Gateway Arch National Park New Contexts: Preservation Challenges of Modern Era Design Modern designed resources bring a host of new challenges to historians, architects, landscape architects, engineers, communities, and other preservationists. To document these resources, new contexts must be developed to address mid twentieth century trends and events like urban renewal and suburbanization. A new generation of architects needs to be identified and their works evaluated. The architectural vocabulary and nomenclature must be updated. Round poured concrete stools in a circle with showers and changing stalls, also concrete. Things to Do in Missouri Things to do and trip ideas in Missouri national parks. Purple flowers bloom on a grass-covered landscape under a partly cloudy sky. Series: Things to Do in Midwest National Parks There is something for everyone in the Midwest. See what makes the Great Plains great. Dip your toes in the continent's inland seas. Learn about Native American heritage and history. Paddle miles of scenic rivers and waterways. Explore the homes of former presidents. From the Civil War to Civil Rights, discover the stories that shape our journey as a nation. Steep bluff with pink sky above and yellow leaves below. The NPS Wellness Challenge at Gateway Arch National Park Welcome to your wellness challenge at Gateway Arch National Park! Personal wellness is well within reach if you get out and explore. Harney Re-Examined Part II: Harney's Treatment of Native Americans In the second part of "Harney Re-Examined" we explore General William Harney's treatment of Native Americans early in his career. Black and white lithograph of mounted horseman attacking native americans in a narrow hollow Harney Re-Examined Part IV: Harney and the Hanging of the San Patricio Brigade This article examines Harney's role in the Mexican-American War and his mass execution of the San Patricio Brigade watercolor painting of 20 men being hanged on a mass scaffold in front of a fortress Harney Re-Examined Part III: Harney and the Pig War This article re-examines William Harney's treatment of Native Americans and involvement in The Pig War Harney Re-Examined: The Early Years of General William Harney This article re-examines the early life and career of General William Harney

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