Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May 21 - St. Louis, MO - Grant's Farm

Ulysses S. Grant served at Jefferson Barracks, south of St. Louis after graduating from West Point.  While visiting a friend’s home at White Haven, Grant met, fell in love with and married Julia Dent.  Because of his leadership and victories during the Civil War, Grant received the rank of Lt. General, the first person to achieve this rank since George Washington.  As President, Grant oversaw re-construction of the post war country. 

Anhauser-Busch has the developed the land where the Grants built their first home into a petting zoo and amusement area. The original log house, Hardscrabble, is viewed on a tram ride through the property

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