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37 Missouri National Historic Landmarks

Eads Bridge (St. Louis) - 6/4/2017
Opened in 1874, it was one of the earliest long bridges built across the Mississippi, the world's first all steel construction, and built high enough so steamboats could travel under
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Gateway Arch (St. Louis) - 7/13/1988
A monument to the westward expansion of the U.S., designed by Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen in the shape of a flattened catenary arch
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Graham Cave - 6/4/2017
The broad arch cave protects an historically important Pre-Columbian archaeological site from the ancient Dalton and Archaic period dating back to as early as 10,000 years ago
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Harry S Truman Historic District (Independence) - 5/20/2000
Sites associated with the President including the residence where he lived for most of his adult life as well as the Truman Presidential Library/Museum
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John Patee HousePlaque (St. Joseph) - 5/31/2019
Completed in 1858 as a 140-room luxury hotel, office space included the headquarters and eastern terminus of the Pony Express
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Liberty MemorialPlaque (Kansas City) - 5/31/2019
The National World War I Museum and Memorial of the United States opened to the public as the Liberty Memorial museum in 1926
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Mark Twain Boyhood Home (Hannibal) - 5/23/2000
The home of Samuel Clemens from 1844 to 1853 and the inspiration for many of his stories
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Mutual Musicians FoundationPlaque (Kansas City) - 5/31/2019
Still used as an active performing venue, it was center of the development of the "Kansas City Style" of jazz, and immortalized in the song "627 Stomp"
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Sanborn Field and Soil Erosion PlotsPlaque (Columbia) - 6/4/2017
Established in 1888, it was the first facility in the U.S. intended to measure erosion and run-off for differing crops and agricultural practices and also where the first tetracycline was discovered
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Scott Joplin Residence (St. Louis) - 5/23/2000
The home of the composer from 1900 to 1903
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Westminster GymnasiumPlaque (Fulton) - 6/4/2017
Famous for being the site of Winston Churchill's 1946 "Sinews of Peace" speech, in which he coined the phrase "Iron Curtain" to characterize the growing Cold War
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White Haven - 5/23/2000
This was a plantation worked by slaves at the time Ulysses Grant was married to his wife in 1848 and remained so until the end of the American Civil War
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