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Posted on 04.03.10
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  • Posted on 04.03.10

As part of an effort to capitalize on continuing interest in legacies from Missouri's role in the Civil War, Gov. Jay Nixon last week recognized a 10-member Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. He said that the move would enhance Missouri’s appeal among visitors looking for vestiges of the state’s military history. I suggest that the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, controlled in 2010 by a gubernatorial board appointed in 1861 out of fears for the security of the federal military arsenal here, be considered as a tourist stop.