Each year thousands of visitors from throughout the world travel to the banks of the Missouri River to experience the history and architecture of Main Street in St. Charles, Missouri. History comes alive in St. Charles, and according to longtime resident, history enthusiast, and author Valerie Battle Kienzle, the best way to experience Main Street and nearby areas is on foot. So grab a pair of comfortable walking shoes, slip St. Charles Walking Tour into your backpack or purse, and prepare to be wowed The book includes four easy walks, plus several suggested short side trips. Each walk includes a detailed map with points of interest. Each point of interest is accompanied by brief historical information and photographs. Check out Missouri’s First State Capitol buildings. Traverse streets and sidewalks paved with handmade bricks. See places seen by explorers Lewis and Clark prior to their historic Corps of Discovery trip, and try to imagine what it was like to travel west by wagon on the Boone’s Lick Trail. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this book will help you see St. Charles from a whole new angle.
Valerie Battle Kienzle is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, and a University of Missouri School of Journalism graduate. She spent the last 40-plus years in various writing-related positions. A lifelong history enthusiast, she has authored four books about St. Louis, two about St. Charles, and one about Columbia, Missouri. She has lived in St. Charles County for 37 years and currently resides in Weldon Spring. She began exploring Main Street in 1980 and continues to make new discoveries.
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