Early Settler Home, St. Louis, MO



Archaeologists are digging up the remains of the first settlements in St. Louis, just south of the Arch where one of the first homes once stood.

It may not look like much when you pass by, but years ago, a fur trader, one of the first inhabitants of St. Louis, once lived in this location.

“The first house was built on this particular block, and this particular area was constructed around 1766 just a couple years after the founding of St. Louis, just a couple years after Lacelede and Chouteau arrived,” Michael Meyer of MODOT said.

Watch a video of the excavation in progress on KMOV Channel 4

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