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... Laclede whose landing on the riverside the placename commemorates. Further down the river, where the Arch stands is where Mr Laclede set up the settlement of St Louis.
We walked on to Broadway where we got brekkie. Just as we were about to leave the heavens opened. It was like nothing we'd ever seen before, but apparently they get extremes quite regularly. After the rain had stopped and the thunder moved on we walked to the arch.
The Arch or ...
... until 11:30 at the Cracker Barrel in Paducah, KY. Talk about crowded but the wait was only 15 minutes surprisingly. Then on to the gas station! We don't know how many gallons the RV would have sucked up because the pump stopped when it reached a certain amount of money. Must have something to do with the credit card as we used it instead of the debit card. Will have to check it out with the credit card company.
Finally we were checked ...
... to the process was inefficient. On June 1, 1878, William applied for Patent 207543 to improve the efficiency whereby a pattern could be applied to enamelware while the enamel was still wet simply by placing a thin piece of paper with an oxidized pattern on top of it. The paper would fall off in the drying process and the pattern was embedded. The brothers' pattern made the utensils resemble granite. The resulting product was enormously popular.
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Mammoth cave didnt disappoint, worth the stop. We did the historic tour which was about 2 Miles and two hours long. Sorry for the poor shots it was very dark in the cave and shutter times where 3 to 5 seconds long. The caves themselves has been known and used by the Native Americans from around 4000 years ago upto 2000 years ago, then they stopped coming in, no one is sure why. The settlers rediscovered them and ...
... s home, where they lived all of their married life, as well as the Truman Presidential Library. We passed the Soda Shop where Harry had his first job, but the cold wind discouraged us from an ice cream break. The German restaurant next door was a better stop. In a brief ride downtown we found the hot spot for restaurants and night life, called surprisingly the Power and Light District. Jazz and blues music we’ll have to take it on our ...
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709 East Chain Of Rocks Road, Granite City | Motelfrom $29