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County to work with St. Peters, drainage district to co-develop canoe route on Dardenne Creek

St. Charles County officials have agreed to work with St. Peters officials to connect a new county park, formerly the site of the privately-owned Riverside Harbor along the Mississippi River at the mouth of Dardenne Creek, with St. Peters’ 370 Lakeside Park via a canoe route on the creek. The St. Charles County Council approved an ordinance to authorize County Executive Steve Ehlmann to enter an intergovernmental agreement with St. Peters and the Dardenne Creek Drainage District No. 3 for maintaining a portion of the creek for the canoe route. Ehlmann had previously discussed developing a “blue way” canoe or ...

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Proclamation names St. Charles County stream for Archer Alexander

A little bit of local history received some recognition on a hot afternoon when Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft presented a proclamation to St. Charles County officials designating a small creek in O’Fallon in honor for a former slave. Ashcroft issued the proclamation designating the small stream as Archer Alexander Creek. The creek flows into Dardenne Creek. Archer Alexander was a slave who lived in St. Charles County during the Civil War, during which he warned Union soldiers about a sabotaged bridge and told authorities about ammunition hidden on a farm along the creek. After the war, Alexander’s likeness was ...

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