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: http://www.pulitzer.org/event/walking-tour-ulysses-grants-soulard.
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.