The Gateway Arch
The Gateway Arch is an iconic U.S. landmark. It’s the symbol of American migration West and also the city of St. Louis is considered the center of Ragtime music, which heavily influenced the blues. On our show, we explored both of these intriguing stories that makes St. Louis a top destination for music and history.
We were interested in more information about the reasons St. Louis was selected to be the city for commemorating the American Westward journey. The Gateway arch is very strategically placed in a spot to capture and highlight the history of both the city and the westward migration.
If you have ever wanted to know more details about the people who built the monument, we talk with two men who were in their early twenties, working on the construction of the arch. Carroll Allison and Ted “Lefty” Imbierowicz share stories of what it was like to work on such an iconic structure.
We wanted to gather as much history about St. Louis and how it became the center of transportation and commerce moving West. We asked Bob Moore, National Park Service Gateway Arch historian, to share the history and behind-the-scenes stories of this beloved city.
Take a listen to our show and hear the fascinating stories of the great city of St. Louis and the magnificent Gateway Arch.
For more information on visiting the Gateway Arch visit their website – https://www.nps.gov/jeff/index.htm
For more information about the Blues Museum visit their website – https://www.nationalbluesmuseum.org