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Missouri Secretary of State, John R. Ashcroft, Announces Program on the Gateway Arch
Missouri, Missouri General News

Missouri Secretary of State, John R. Ashcroft, Announces Program on the Gateway Arch

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) - Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft today announced a Thursday Evening Speaker Series program examining the early history of the Gateway Arch.  The program will be held in the Interpretive Center of the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center, the location of the Secretary of State’s State Archives, on Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. The Gateway Arch is one of America’s most distinctive and beloved national monuments, receiving more than two million visitors each year to revere its symbolic meaning and physical beauty.  In his book, The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, the Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch, Jim Merkel captures the legend, lore and spirit behind its conception and construction.  Using interviews with the visionar...