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  Shaw Donates Tower Grove Park
Category:  Cultural Life, Planning and Development
Brief Description:  Henry Shaw donated 190 acres to the City in 1868 to create Tower Grove Park. The land was near his botanical gardens and had previously been part of the old Prairie des Noyes common fields. Shaw agreed to plant thousands of tress and shrubs in the park and the City agreed to appropriate $360,000 for park improvements. (Primm, 306)
Year:  1868
Decade:  1860 - 1869
Beginning Date:    1868
Ending Date:    1868

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