Monday, May 28, 2007

Men in Revolutionary War military costume wait for the start of a commemoration of the Battle of Fort San Carlos, a battle during the American revolution between Indian allies of the British against the defenders of Saint Louis, then a part of the Spanish Empire.

Earlier, the City Fathers pledged their support of American general George Rogers Clark's campaign against British military outposts in the Mississippi Valley. This victory ensured that the area between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River would fall into American hands.

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