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Discover items, places, people, events, etc. that represent the extremes of their class, identified by any superlative (with a few exceptions).
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Image for FIRST - Cathedral West of the Mississippi River view gallery

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SuperlativesFIRST - Cathedral West of the Mississippi River

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Known locally as the "Old Cathedral," Basilica of St. Louis, King of France is located in the downtown area of St. Louis near the Arch.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/14/2008

last visited: 10/6/2018

Image for TALLEST - Man-made Monument in United States- Gateway Arch - St. Louis, Missouriview gallery

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SuperlativesTALLEST - Man-made Monument in United States- Gateway Arch - St. Louis, Missouri

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At 630-foot tall the Gateway Arch is the tallest monument in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/14/2008

last visited: 5/25/2018

Image for FIRST/OLDEST Cantilever Support - Eads Bridge - St Louis MOview gallery

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SuperlativesFIRST/OLDEST Cantilever Support - Eads Bridge - St Louis MO

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The Eads Bridge was the first bridge to be built using cantilever support methods exclusively, and one of the first to make use of pneumatic caissons.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/12/2015

last visited: 5/25/2018

Image for OLDEST - Urban Park in the Louisiana Purchase Territory - St. Louis, MOview gallery

WW2.4 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Urban Park in the Louisiana Purchase Territory - St. Louis, MO

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Established in 1836, or you can just say "Oldest Park West of the Mississippi"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/15/2016

last visited: never

Image for ONLY - Statue of Columbus With a Beard in US - St. Louis, MOview gallery

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SuperlativesONLY - Statue of Columbus With a Beard in US - St. Louis, MO

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The sculptor did not want the beard

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/27/2016

last visited: never

Image for Largest White Basswood Tree - St. Louis, MOview gallery

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SuperlativesLargest White Basswood Tree - St. Louis, MO

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This Basswood is the “largest known tree of its species in the United States of America.”

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/14/2013

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST -  Continuously Operating Greenhouse in United States - St. Louis, Missouriview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Continuously Operating Greenhouse in United States - St. Louis, Missouri

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The Linnean House at the Missouri Botanical Garden is the oldest continuously operated greenhouse in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/5/2007

last visited: 11/1/2013

Image for FIRST - Geodesic Dome Greenhouse in World - St Louis, Missouriview gallery

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SuperlativesFIRST - Geodesic Dome Greenhouse in World - St Louis, Missouri

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At the time of its opening in 1960 the Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Garden was the world's first geodesic dome greenhouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/12/2007

last visited: 11/1/2013

Image for OLDEST- Operational Military Installation West of the Mississippi Riverview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST- Operational Military Installation West of the Mississippi River

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Military installation established 1826

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wampa-One

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/16/2008

last visited: never

Image for LARGEST Catsup Bottle in the Worldview gallery

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SuperlativesLARGEST Catsup Bottle in the World

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World's largest catsup bottle is really a water tower.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/11/2007

last visited: 9/2/2018

Image for OLDEST - Standing Church West of the Mississippi River - Old St. Ferdinand Shrine - Florissant, Missouriview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Standing Church West of the Mississippi River - Old St. Ferdinand Shrine - Florissant, Missouri

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Historic former Catholic parish church now maintained as a Catholic Shrine in Florissant, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/5/2008

last visited: never

Image for HEAVIEST - Rotary Snowplow ever builtview gallery

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SuperlativesHEAVIEST - Rotary Snowplow ever built

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The heaviest snow plow ever built, located at the Museum of Transportation in Kirkwood, MO.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wampa-One

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/14/2008

last visited: 5/22/2014

Image for LARGEST- Railroad locomotive in the world -St. Louis MOview gallery

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SuperlativesLARGEST- Railroad locomotive in the world -St. Louis MO

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Union Pacific's Centennial locomotive 6944

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/25/2016

last visited: never

Image for Worlds Largest Tank Car - St. Louis MOview gallery

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SuperlativesWorlds Largest Tank Car - St. Louis MO

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Worlds Largest Tank Car on display at the National Transportation Museum St. Louis MO.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/26/2013

last visited: 5/21/2014

Image for LARGEST - Natural Lake in the State of Missouriview gallery

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Natural Lake in the State of Missouri

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Creve Coeur Lake is the largest natural lake in the State of Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/21/2015

last visited: never

Image for TALLEST -- Man in the World, Robert Pershing Wadlow  - Alton, Illinoisview gallery

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SuperlativesTALLEST -- Man in the World, Robert Pershing Wadlow - Alton, Illinois

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Life-sized statue of the world's tallest man located near his place of birth in Alton, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2007

last visited: 9/18/2006

Image for ONLY - Monument erected by a Slave for his Master - Otterville, ILview gallery

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SuperlativesONLY - Monument erected by a Slave for his Master - Otterville, IL

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This is the ONLY monument of it type in the world

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/23/2014

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - Lutheran Church West of the Mississippi  River - New Melle, MOview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Lutheran Church West of the Mississippi River - New Melle, MO

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Oldest Lutheran Church still open west of the Mississippi River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: never

Image for Only Union Owned Cemetery in the Country - Mt. Olive ILview gallery

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SuperlativesOnly Union Owned Cemetery in the Country - Mt. Olive IL

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On Old US Route 66, in addition to over 1 thousand miners grave sites, it is also the location of the United Miner Workers "Battle of Virden" Memorial, and the Monument and grave of "Mother" Jones.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/27/2013

last visited: 6/5/2015

Image for OLDEST - Frame Building in Washington, MOview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Frame Building in Washington, MO

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Historic house on the Missouri River front.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/13/2019

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - Depot Still Standing in Missouri - Washington, MOview gallery

WW71.9 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Depot Still Standing in Missouri - Washington, MO

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This depot, moved from original location when new one built in 1923, was made freight depot and still standing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/16/2018

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - Business in Washington, MOview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Business in Washington, MO

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Taller portion built in 1888

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/17/2018

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - Village in county - Marthasville, MOview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Village in county - Marthasville, MO

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Hard to believe, but this village was on the banks of the Missouri River - then. Please also view map in galley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/5/2014

last visited: never

Image for LAST - Original Route 66 Drive-in Theater in Illinois, USA.view gallery

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SuperlativesLAST - Original Route 66 Drive-in Theater in Illinois, USA.

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Sky View Drive-In - According to the Theatre website & American Byways - Illinois Route 66, Information Plaque, Sky View is the last operating drive-in on Historic Route 66 in Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/3/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

Image for OLDEST: Episcopal Church West of the Mississippi River - Eolia, Missouri.view gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST: Episcopal Church West of the Mississippi River - Eolia, Missouri.

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Historic St. John's Episcopal Church located north of the small community of Eolia, Missouri and is the oldest Episcopal Church west of the Mississippi.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/19/2013

last visited: 5/22/2014

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