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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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