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  St. Louis Becomes Territorial Capital
Category:  Politics and Government
Brief Description:  St. Louis was named as the first capital of the newly acquired Louisiana Territory in 1805. The first territorial governor, James Wilkinson, was dispatched to St. Louis shortly thereafter.
Year:  1805
Decade:  1800 - 1809
Beginning Date:     Jul. 04, 1805



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