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  US Takes Possession of St. Louis
Category:  Planning and Development, Politics and Government, St. Louis and the West
Brief Description:  The United States took possession of St. Louis on March 10, 1804, known locally as Three Flags Day. According to tradition, when the Americans arrived, Spain had not yet formally transferred St. Louis to France. To correct this problem, U.S. Army Captian Amos Stoddard designated himself NapoleonĀ“s representative, and Spanish Lt. Goveror Carlos De Lasuss handed the village over to him. The French flag flew over St. Louis for a day. The next day, De Lasuss, as FranceĀ“s representative, turned St. Louis over to the Americans.
Year:  1804
Decade:  1800 - 1809
Beginning Date:     Mar. 10, 1804
Ending Date:     Mar. 10, 1804

Delassus, Carlos
Stoddard, Amos



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