The City of Saint Louis was founded in 1764 by French fur traders Pierre Lacl├Ęde and Auguste Chouteau.

The city was named after King Louis the IX of France and it is the 58th largest city in the country. The Native Americans native to the area were the Siouan & the Osage.

The United States acquired the territory in 1803 as part of the Louisiana purchase by Thomas Jefferson from Napoleon Bonaparte of France.

Native American Mississippian built numerous temples and earth mounds thus giving the city the nickname Mound City.

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