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  1. St. Louis 1763-1880 Dylan Hiner Blake Surber Denise Holloway

  2. Pierre Laclede Liguest • Founder of St. Louis in 1763 • Worked for Maxent, Laelede & Co. • French • Named the city after King Louis IX • Died on a boat going to New Orleans

  3. Auguste Chouteau • Only 13 when he helped found St. Louis • In charge of a group of men that surveyed the land

  4. High Flood Stage • Close to the Mississippi and Missouri River St. Louis in 1855

  5. Growth of the City • Grew because of the fur trading business and the huge amounts of raw materials. • Laclede’s Fur Trading Company expand in 5 years • Started at nothing and became an $80,000 company • It was named the Western Fur Trade

  6. Louisiana Purchase

  7. Louisiana Territory Purchased in 1803 • Bought from Napoleon Bonaparte to help fund his war efforts • Bought for $15 million by President Thomas Jefferson • Eventually would include the state of Missouri and 14 other states

  8. Three Flags Day • March 9th 1804 • The city had a Spanish, French, and American Flag posted at the same time • Is still celebrated today

  9. Population Soaring • Started in 1803 due to the Lewis & Clark Expedition • Most of the people that came to the city at the time migrated from the East Coast • 1840- people started to immigrate to the city because of the Potato Famine & the German Revolution

  10. City Population to 1880 Size rank among American Cities Rate of Population Groowth

  11. Population by Sex and Age in 1880

  12. Race and Ethnicity 1840 Black (Broken Down) 1850 Population (Broken Down) Black (Broken Down)

  13. Race & Ethnicity ctd. 1860 Population Broken Down Black (Broken Down) 1870 1880

  14. City’s Governors • St. Ange- unofficially the first Governor • Zenon Trudeau • Fernando De Leyba • Francisco Cruzat- only governor to serve two terms

  15. Economy • Fur Trading • 19 Flourmills • 12 Foundries • Tobacco Factories • Tanneries

  16. Foundries • Plows • Agricultural machinery • Ornamental ironwork • Steam boats & engines • Railroads & Trains

  17. Major Exports • Bacon • Beef • Corn • Flour

  18. Occupations & Population Top 3 Agriculture Occupations Top 3 Professional/Personal Service Occupations Top 3 Trade and Transportation Occupations Top 3 Manufacturing, Mechanical, and Mining Industry Occupations

  19. Transportation • Steam Boats • Zebulon M. Pike -1st steam boat to port in the city • Trains • The Robert E. Lee & Natchez- Most luxiouris trains in the world

  20. Disasters • 1837- Cholera Break out • 1849 (spring)- Steam boat explosion that destroyed 15 buildings • 1849 (fall)- Cholera Break out • Killed 7000 • 1/10 of the population at the time

  21. Civil War • The Union controlled the state for the whole war • The war divided family and friends in the city • 5000 people migrated to the South during the war due to disloyal thoughts and to fight • People that stayed and were for the south • Smuggled medicine • Spied • Sabotage