Arch Angles 3

St. Louis arch 13Gateway Arch in St. Louis

The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis’ role in the westward expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson’s role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse.

St. Louis Capitol with arch in foreground
The Old St. Louis County Courthouse was built as a combination federal and state courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. Missouri’s tallest habitable building from 1864 to 1894, it is now part of the Gateway Arch National Park and operated by the National Park Service for historical exhibits and events

One of the most important cases ever tried in the United States was heard in St. Louis’ Old Courthouse. The Supreme Court decided the case in 1857, and hastened the start of the Civil War. An interesting and short read about the Dred Scott case is at



St. Louis Capitol






May we never forget the fight for freedom of those around the world who have been in slavery, or being held captive.  God is no respecter of persons and no human being should ever be considered property to own and sell.  Let’s learn from our past and treat EVERY person with respect and dignity, as God created each of us as equal.



6 thoughts on “Arch Angles 3

    1. True Dan. I like doing a little research and learning more about it. These are things I didn’t learn in school so now I’m enjoying it more, at my leisure. 🙂 Thanks!

    1. Thank you! I know what you mean. I had not realized the museum until I went there. Great history display of the westward settlement and building of the arch.

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