Explore St. Louis, the lovely city in the Great Plains in Missouri founded at late 18th century by French traders Laclède and Chouteau and named after the French king Louis IX., is famous for its amazing architectonic attraction Gateway Arch symbolizing the gateway to the mythical American Midwest. Originally the area of St. Louis city was a center of the Native American Mississippian culture, which built numerous mounds on both sides of the Mississippi River, that’s why the city was nicknamed the Mound City. The city life rhythm is linked to the baseball and Mississippi River, one of the rivers that forced Route 66 to cross numerous bridges. Many music legends such as Chuck Berry, Tina Turner and Miles Davis got their start here.
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