St. Louis arch in the Flood of '93 in St. Louis

May 18, 1966

A plan was announced to shine some lights on the Gateway Arch. The project was completed thirty-five years later.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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