Missouri State History The land of Missouri has been inhabited by people for thousands of years. One of the most prominent early cultures was the Mississippian Culture. These people lived in the region from around AD to AD. They are sometimes called the Mound Builders because they built lots of large earthen mounds that can still be seen in Missouri today.
Louis riverfront area and envisioned that building a memorial there would both revive the riverfront and stimulate the economy. Smith was appointed chairman and Dickmann vice chairman.
Many locals did not approve of depleting public funds for the cause. Louis riverfront after demolition The suggestion to renew the riverfront was not original, as previous projects were attempted but lacked popularity.
The Jefferson memorial idea emerged amid the economic disarray of the Great Depression and promised new jobs. They also engaged Congress by planning budgets and preparing bills, in addition to researching ownership of the land they had chosen, "approximately one-half mile in length In March of the same year, joint resolutions proposed the establishment of a federal commission to develop the memorial.
Although the proposal aimed for only authorization, the bill incurred opposition because people suspected that JNEMA would later seek appropriation. On March 28 the Senate bill was reported out, and on April 5 it was turned over to the House Library Committee, which later reported favorably on the bills.
On June 8, both the Senate and House bills were passed.
On June 15, President Franklin D. It first convened on December 19 in St. Louis, where members examined the project and its planned location.
Local architect Louis LeBeaume had drawn up competition guidelines by January On April 15, then Governor Guy B. Park signed it into law. By Septembercondemnation was complete.
The condemnation was subject to many legal disputes which culminated on January 27,when the United States Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that condemnation was valid.
Although Representative John Cochran wanted to ask Congress to approve more funds, Geaslin believed the association should "keep a low profile, maintaining its current position during this session of Congress".
He advised the association to "get a good strong editorial in one of the papers to the effect that a small group of tenants NPS responded that the city would reduce its contribution if the federal government did.
It also asserted that the funds were sanctioned by an executive order, but superintendent John Nagle pointed out that what "one Executive Order does, another can undo". In MarchRepresentative Cochran commented during a House meeting that he "would not vote for any measure providing for building the memorial or allotting funds to it".
Smith impugned their motives, accusing them of being "opposed to anything that is ever advanced in behalf of the city. Ward in The Nation denounced the project. William Allen Whitea renowned newspaper editor, advised Smith not to fret.
Railroad tracks that had been constructed in the s on the levee obstructed views of the riverfront from the memorial site. These modifications would eliminate the elevated and surface tracks and open up the views to the river.
Shaping the Future, In NovemberSmith discussed with Newton Drurythe National Park Service Directorthe design of the memorial, asserting that the memorial should be "transcending in spiritual and aesthetic values", best represented by "one central feature: They planned to award cash for the best design.
On May 30,the contest officially opened. The seven-member jury that would judge the designs comprised Charles Nagel Jr.Introduction. July 30, Posted by: Jennifer Clark, Archivist. Our collection is large and varied and includes items relating to: westward expansion, St.
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