AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
IN HISTORIC ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI
Established in 1765, St. Charles is one of the oldest cities
west of the Mississippi (just west of St. Louis),
and was the last "civilized post" on the Missouri River
from which Lewis & Clark launched their canoes
on their expedition towards the great Northwest.
Old town St. Charles is carefully preserved
and the site of many historic 18th century homes . . .
and where Christmas happens in a very "old fashioned" way.
Each Christmas season, 12 blocks of Main Street
(on the banks of the Missouri River)
dress up for the season, and open up their shops
with handcrafted gifts and ornaments.
This is the traditional old fashioned Christmas
we remember, and long for.