St Louis is a very historical city. In the center of St Louis, there is Laclede Avenue & Chouteau Avenue. These names honor of French explorers and fur traders Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau, who settled St Louis in February of 1764.
There are two symbols of St Louis. One is Apotheosis of St. Louis, a statue of King Louis IX of France, located in front of the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. Another is the Gateway Arch, the world tallest arch (630-foot). The arch is referred as “The Gateway to the West”.
The gateway arch in St Louis is located in downtown facing the Missouri River. It is currently open to visiting now. The gateway arch is a popular visitor destination. However there are not many visitors at this time during pandemic.
The Busch Stadium, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, the city’s Major League Baseball franchise, looked quite when we drove by.
St Louis was a hero city in the deadly 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. As one of the ten largest city in USA then, St Louis shut down the city and saved countless lives after seeing East Coast cities struck first.
From July 3rd of 2020, new public health orders have been taken effect in St Louis requiring all individuals to wear a face mask or covering at all times when in indoor facilities and outside when social distancing is not possible.