General Pershing in Paris

The St Louis flag

The St Louis flag

The cake outside St Louis City Hall

The cake outside St Louis City Hall

Our family spent quite a bit of time last year (2014) scouting out as many of the 250 birthday “cakes” set out around strategic locations in St Louis, Missouri, in honor of the 250th birthday of the city.

St Louis was named after King Louis IX of France, who became St Louis, so there are often references to French history and culture in the story of St Louis (city) too.

I put up a blog for the cakes and their special places, but have since carried on with the blog—St Louis is a very interesting city and we visit fairly frequently because we have family there.

General Pershing in the Legion of Honor Museum

General Pershing in the Legion of Honor Museum

For example, we found a portrait of General Pershing in the French Legion of Honor Museum, and wanted to find out what the connection was.

Take a look here:

https://mackie250stl.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/general-pershing-and-pershing-avenue/

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About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.
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