Saint Charles, Missouri

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St. Charles (French: Saint-Charles; Spanish: "San Carlos") is a city in, and the county seat of, St. Charles County, Missouri. It lies just to the northwest of St. Louis, Missouri on the Missouri River, and, for a time, played a significant role in the United States' westward expansion. It is the third oldest city west of the Mississippi, founded in 1765 as Les Petites CĂ´tes, "The Little Hills", by Louis Blanchette, a French Canadian fur trader,[1] and was the last "civilized" stop for the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1804.[2] The city served as the first Missouri capital from 1821 to 1826.[3] It is the site for the Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne shrine.[4] It is also the home base for the St. Louis National Weather Service Forecast Office, serving central, east-central and northeastern Missouri, as well as west-central and southwest Illinois.[5]



Louis Blanchette

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