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  Fortifications Built Around St. Louis
Category:  Planning and Development
Brief Description:  Lt. Gov. Fernando de Leyba began building defenses for the village after learning that the British were planning to attack St. Louis. The defenses consisted of a 30-foot tower on the west side of the vllage, and entrenchments on the other three sides. The fortifications were financed by de Leyba and the villagers, with much of the work being done by volunteers from the citizenry.
Year:  1780
Decade:  1780 - 1789
Beginning Date:    1780
Ending Date:    1780

de Leyba, Ferdinand

Colonial St. Louis: Building a Creole Capital



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