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Whether they are among thousands toiling in a factory or a lone entrepreneur launching an enterprise, most St. Louisans depend upon jobs to survive. This section puts a face on individual workers who have built St. Louis-including those who erected our most famous landmark, the Gateway Arch.
Many of America's most talented musicians, playwrights and artists have called St. Louis home. Scott Joplin, Josephine Baker, Tina Turner, Miles Davis, Tennessee Williams, Katherine Dunham and T. S. Eliot are among the talented men and women who made their mark on the cultural landscape.
Visitors will see artifacts related to transatlantic explorer William Clark's tenure (1808-1838) as a federal Indian agent in St. Louis. Clark's presence in St. Louis made the city a key site in the United States government's acquisition of Native American lands in the West.