st louis river

St. Louis

[seynt loo-is]
noun
1.
a port in E Missouri, on the Mississippi.
2.
a river in NE Minnesota, flowing generally S to Lake Superior at Duluth. 160 miles (257 km) long.
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St. Louis [(saynt looh-uhs)]

The largest city in Missouri.

Note: Known as the “Gateway to the West” because of its importance as a staging area for wagon trains in the nineteenth century. The Gateway Arch, made of steel and several hundred feet high, stands in St. Louis in commemoration of this fact.
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