Happy In Bag

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Chouteau Society














How is it that even after traipsing around Westport for a quarter of a century I only noticed this historical marker yesterday? The sign is guarded by foliage and a wrought iron fence near the southwest corner of Pennsylvania and Westport Road. Dense text refers to Louis XIV, "an immense pow-wow" and "beaver for hats." I guess I don't know Chez les Canses as well as I thought.

4 Comments:

  • At 3:05 PM, Anonymous panos said…

    Maybe you just hadn't visited the food trucks often enough.

     
  • At 3:16 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    That's true! I never buy food on the street in Westport.

     
  • At 3:57 PM, Anonymous brucedene said…

    I wonder what kind of luck they had finding beaver on the overland route. Imagine the look on Louis XIV's face when Bourgmont presents him with a string of prairie dog pelts.

     
  • At 4:13 PM, Blogger Leigh Ann said…

    Thanks for the tip. It almost makes up for you not being more like Tim Russert.

    Kidding!

     

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