Westward Expansion

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Westward Expansion

The nickname "Gateway to the West" was given to St. Louis because of the importance the city had in expanding the United States westward. Millions of people had to come to St. Louis before they traveled westward. The city was where they pick up much needed supplies before they continued west. Many of them stayed, such as Daniel Boone and his family who settled in St. Charles County near Defiance. But many of the Kentuckians he brought with them continued westward, or northward. The cities of Hannibal, Clarksville and Louisiana Missouri were settled by so many men and women from Kentucky and Tennessee that the area was given the name "Little Dixie". The Boone family established the Boone's Lick Trail from St. Charles that went to salt deposits they discovered in Franklin in Howard County. The Boone's Lick Trail was the main route to connect to the Sante Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail or the California Trail which all went further west. The El Camino Real or "Royal Road" was another major land route from St. Louis that allowed settlers to move south to the cities of Kimmswick, Sainte Genevieve, Cape Girardeau and ultimately New Madrid Missouri.

Boone's Lick Road - The Boone's Lick Road was the original name for St Charles Rock Road that went from St Louis to a salt spring that Daniel Boone's sons developed in Franklin Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63102, 63301, about, historic, locations, missouri, stcharles, westward-expansion - Public Tags: 63102,63301

Daniel Boone Home

Daniel Boone Home - The Daniel Boone Home was the Missouri home of the great frontiersman, Daniel Boone and his family. It is located near Defiance Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63332, 63341, about, attractions, buildings, family, featured, historic, history, kids, landmark, missouri, museums, st-charles-county-info, stcharles, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 63341,63332,Museums

El Camino Real

El Camino Real - The El Camino Real, or "Royal Road," is the oldest road located in Missouri and was used by the Native Americans and Spanish in the late 1700s. - More Info - Tags: about, cape-girardeau, historic, kimmiswick, locations, missouri, new-madrid , perryville, sainte-genevieve, ziphome, westward-expansion - Public Tags: Cape Girardeau Missouri,Kimmiswick Missouri,New Madrid Missouri,Perryville Missouri,Sainte Genevieve Missouri

Hannibal Missouri

Hannibal Missouri - Hannibal Missouri is the historic boyhood city of the famous author, Mark Twain and located in Marion County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63401, about, attractions, day-trips, family, featured, hannibal, historic, history, kids, marion, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 63401,Hannibal Missouri

Historic Clarksville Missouri

Historic Clarksville Missouri - Historic Clarksville Missouri is located on the Great River Road that runs from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada along the Mississippi River. It is about an hour and a half drive from downtown St Louis in Pike County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63336, about, attractions, clarksville, day-trips, featured, historic, missouri, pike, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 63336,Clarksville Missouri

Historic Louisiana Missouri

Historic Louisiana Missouri - Historic Louisiana Missouri has been described as having the most intact Victorian Streetscape in Missouri with many restored Victorian and Italianate buildings. Louisiana Missouri is located along the Mississippi River in Pike County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63353, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, historic, louisiana, missouri, pike, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 63353,Louisiana Missouri

Missouri State Capitol

Jefferson City Missouri - Jefferson City, Missouri is the state capital of Missouri. Interestingly, it was created for that specific purpose and was laid out by Daniel Boone's son, Daniel Morgan Boone. - More Info - Tags: 65101, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, government, historic, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 65101,Jefferson City

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial - Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is located in Downtown St. Louis and includes the Gateway Arch, the Old Courthouse and the Westward Expansion Museum. - More Info - Tags: 63102, about, attractions, featured, lewis-and-clark, missouri, museums, national, parks, riverfront, stlcity, westward-expansion - Public Tags: 63102,City of St Louis Missouri,Museums

Little Dixie Highway

Little Dixie Highway - The Little Dixie Highway is a 30 mile section of the scenic byway "The Great River Road" (Highway 79) and is located along the Mississippi River between Hannibal and Clarksville Missouri. - More Info - Tags: about, day-trips, missouri, ziphome, westward-expansion - Public Tags:

The Museum of Westward Expansion

Museum of Westward Expansion - The Museum of Westward Expansion is located below the Gateway Arch. And by "below" we mean "underground!" - More Info - Tags: 63102, about, attractions, downtown, family, featured, historic, history, kids, missouri, museums, riverfront, st-louis-city-info, stlcity, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 63102,Attractions,City of St Louis Missouri,Downtown St Louis,Museums

St Louis Gateway Arch

St Louis Gateway Arch - The St. Louis Arch, also known as the Gateway Arch, is part of the national park known as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and is located in the city of St Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 10-things, 63102, about, attractions, downtown, family, featured, kids, metro, missouri, national, national-parks, parks, riverfront, st-louis-city-info, stlcity, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 63102,Attractions,City of St Louis Missouri,Downtown St Louis