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  1876 Home Rule Charter
Brief Description:  St. Louis´ current boundaries were established in 1876, when voters approved the Home Rule Charter, separating St. Louis City from St Louis County and tripling the size of the City. The Charter also established St. Louis as the nation´s first home rule city, but unlike most cities, it was separated from any county. Although this boundary would prove to be a severe limitation to the City´s growth in the future, at the time there was ample room for the City to grow within its fixed boundaries
Year:  1876
Decade:  1870 - 1879

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