Friday, October 27, 2006

Photo of Old Missouri State Capitol Building, in Saint Charles, Missouri

This is the first Missouri State Capitol building, located in Saint Charles, Missouri. It served as the capitol from 1821 to 1826, when the government relocated to Jefferson City. Previously, the Missouri Territory was governed from Saint Louis.

Saint Charles is located across the Missouri River from Saint Louis County, and was founded in 1765 by French-Canadian furtrapper Louis Blanchette, who served as the local district commandant for the Spanish Empire.

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