3. Town

In 1821 the town of  St. Charles was made the first official State Capitol of the new  State of Missouri. This would be a time period of rapid growth and change. No longer just a frontier town where fur traders and military outfitted themselves for the way west to the Boone’s Lick, this was where matters of State were decided. Land transactions boomed so fast the town could barely keep up with the growth, hiring surveyors like Prospect K. Robbins and Nathan Boone to lay out and mark the streets as fast as they could.

FOR MORE SEE…

THE ORIGINAL PLAT OF ST. CHARLES

GOTTFRIED DUDEN

THE GERMAN HERITAGE

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