On this day in History! October 26


On this day in History! October 26

In 1965, the Gateway Arch was completed. When thinking of St. Louis, the first thought is usually the St. Louis Cardinals. Second is usually the Gateway Arch. Construction on this amazing structure, began in February, 1963 and cost under $15 Million to complete. Architect, Eero Saarinen, did not live to see his finished product. He died of a brain tumor in 1961.

I for one, have visited the arch, but refuse to go to the top, which is available thru a tram built on the inside of the arch. The grounds surrounding the Arch, are beautiful. Especially in the fall.

*Information is gathered from This Day in History website. Go there for more extensive information.

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Karen, who owns a coffee and Christian gift shop with her husband, lives in a small town in Tennessee just slightly south of where she was raised. She has been married to David, their town’s fire chief, for nearly 18 years. Together they have 4 children ranging in ages from 10 on up to 16. Karen’s heart longed to be a mother from a very young age & is a natural at being a “professional mother”. She is gifted in many areas & is guaranteed to keep you entertained! In addition to all of this, she is Emily’s older sister & one of Angie’s closest friends.