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Timeline

1682 - LaSalle claims Mississippi Valley for France

1763 - Treaty of Paris; Spanish obtain territory from France

1769 - Lewis Blanchette settles "Les Petites Cotes" meaning "little hills"

1769-1799 Daniel Boone builds log cabin in Saint Charles County

1791 - Les Petites Cotes" becomes "San Carlos" to honor Charles IV of Spain with the name of his patron saint, Bishop Carlos Borromeo

1791 - Borromeo Church is established

1803 - The Louisiana Purchase

1804 - Land transferred from France to US; Spanish name of San Carlos is anglicized to Saint Charles

1804 - Lewis and Clark expedition heads west from Saint Charles

1805 - St. Louis is capitol of Louisiana Territory

1809 - St. Charles is incorporated as a city

1812 - Saint Charles County is organized as one of the five original Missouri counties

1815 - Treaty of Portage des Sioux

1818 - Academy of the Sacred Heart established by Philippine Duchesne

1820 - Daniel Boone dies and is buried in Defiance

1821 - Missouri becomes the 24th state

1821-1826 - Saint Charles is Missouri state capitol

1827 - Lindenwood College opens

1830s - German immigration increases due, in part, to a book observing life in the area

1849 - City of Saint Charles is incorporated

1850 - Railroad construction begins

1871 - First railroad bridge to span the Missouri River opens

1874 - First railroad car rolls off the line at the St. Charles Car Company

1876 - Cyclone destroys city

1879 & 1881 - Spans of the Railroad Bridge collapse

1885 - St. Joseph Hospital opens

1892 - Katy Railroad Depot opens

1894 - Three railroads completed

1899 - St. Charles Car Company merges to form American Car & Foundry

1901 - County Court House is started

1904 - First highway bridge to Saint Charles opens in time for the Worlds Fair in St. Louis; Streetcar service becomes available

1916 - Tornado destroys Borromeo Church

1921-1924 - Construction on modern highway system begins

1931 - Daniel Boone Bridge opens, spans Missouri River

1932 - Streetcar service ends

1935 - Spans of railroad bridge collapse

1945 - American Car & Foundry switches production to build light tanks for the war effort

1958 - Katy Depot closes

1959 - American Car & Foundry ceases production

1969 - First State Capitol declared a State Historic Site

1976 - Current City Hall is constructed - gold glass "reflects our past and shines on our future"

1979 - Katy Depot is relocated to Frontier Park

1992 - Discovery Bridge opens

1993 - Great Flood

1994 - Clark Bridge links Saint Charles & Illinois

1997 - Highway 115 Bridge is demolished

2000 - Census marks population at 283,000

2004 - Part of the railroad foundry is renovated as a The Foundry Art Centre

2009 - St. Charles celebrates 200 years as an incorporated city

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