I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
We stayed across the street from the Old Courthouse in St. Louis. This is where the Dred Scott decision was heard. Dred Scott, a slave, sued for his and his wife and children's freedom from slavery and helped spark the Civil War.
Part of the actual courtroom area, although the courthouse is changed from that time. There are many beautiful architectural details throughout.
Lots of iron work. The stair steps are see through although it is hard to see in these pictures.
We explored several floors and enjoyed the gift shop. W. bought a "spy glass" and map and used it for the rest of our visit to St. Louis.
We greatly enjoyed a lovely art display by Bryan Haynes as a bonus to our Courthouse visit.