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U. S. Grant Trail co-hosts a Pulitzer Prize Event

The Pulitzer Prize is one hundred years old.  Thanks to the Missouri Humanities Council for sponsoring a centennial celebration tour, funded by the Pulitzer Prize Board, in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis. Full details are on the Pulitzer Prize website:

Ulysses Grant spent his final full year in St. Louis living in the old Soulard neighborhood of the City, as he tried a variety of jobs and means to pull his family out of debt.  William McFeely’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Grant covers these days, as will the tour on Sunday, September 18.  Also featured: The U. S. Arsenal in South St. Louis, and efforts underway to preserve this site that Grant knew well.

The U. S. Grant Trail is a tourism development project of Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation.  Sunday’s tour features a number of Official Trail sites that are partnering in this effort, The Old Courthouse, The Eugene Field House and the Arsenal among them.

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