The St. Louis Area
Louis traces its roots back to 1764 when a French village was started
along the muddy banks of the Mississippi River. Following the Lewis
and Clark expedition in 1804, settlers began traveling through the
town on their trek out west. Thus, St. Louis is symbolized by the
great Gateway Arch on the bank of the Missouri river, the "Gateway
to the West."
government was initially conducted in St. Charles, where Simutronics
Corporation is located. St. Charles roots go back to the year 1769,
when a French Canadian fur trader by the name of Louis Blanchette
founded a small settlement he called "Les Petite Cotes"
(The Little Hills). We have listed a number of St. Louis area attractions and restaurants
for your convenience. We hope you enjoy your stay here in St. Louis!