Aug 23, 2008
St. Louis - Gateway To The West
In the early 19th century, anything west of the Mississippi River was considered the West, and the Midwest was the region east of the Mississippi and west of the Appalachians. Today we refer to our Land of Lincoln destination as the Midwest. It is the home of presidents.
A monument to that spirit is symbolized in the Gateway Arch. Here is a brief documentary on its construction and symbolism.