Jul 03

A Look Back with the County Executive: The Page Saga

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 8:23 AM by County Executive

Starting this month, MoDOT will add additional lanes to Route 364, also known as the Page Extension. The popularity of the route, especially since the completion of Phase III construction in 2014, has exceeded expectations. The completion of the Page Extension was a team effort – and I continue to be proud of the accomplishment. Following is the history of how the thoroughfare came to be.

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Jun 06

A Look Back with the County Executive: Four Families

Posted on June 6, 2018 at 1:47 PM by County Executive

During the first half of the nineteenth century, St. Charles County evolved much like the Virginia communities from which many of its American settlers came after the Louisiana Purchase. By 1850, these Virginia gentry found themselves living in a county where nearly half of the inhabitants were German-speaking immigrants who did not share their values on a number of issues. Following are the histories and experiences of four of these Virginia families who settled in our community.   

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May 01

A Look Back with the County Executive: The History of Baseball in St. Charles County

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 4:55 PM by County Executive

The new exhibits at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum clearly show that residents love their sports! If you haven’t visited “Our Sporting Heritage,” which features the “St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame,” and “Root for the Home Team: The History of High School Athletics in St. Charles County” exhibits, then I recommend you do so. You can even view an exhibit on the history of hunting and fishing in our county and Missouri. Also, check out the Marksman Training Simulator while you’re there – it’s an interactive digital hunting simulator, donated by hunting enthusiast August A. Busch III, that features the largest video shooting surface in the world.

While there certainly were a lot of sports to choose from growing up in St. Charles County, my research shows that baseball was the favorite pastime of both players and spectators. 

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