Datebook: February 12 - Construction Begins on St. Louis Arch 50 Years Ago

Feb 12, 2013

Credit Daniel Schwen, Wikimedia Commons

Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, 'The Gateway to the West' began construction on this day in 1963. The project took two years and cost $13 million. It's the tallest man-made monument in the US, Missouri's tallest building, and the largest catenary arch.

It’s Tuesday, February 12

Murray State University’s Pullen Farm Greenhouse is selling house plants through February 22.  The greenhouse is open weekdays during university hours.  Plants are available for a donation to the Horticulture Club.

The Paducah Renaissance Alliance has issued a call for entertainers for the 2013 Live on Broadway series, to be held Saturday nights between May 25 and August 3.  Entertainers can fill out an application at; click on Events.  Applications must be submitted no later than March 1.

The Glema Mahr Center offers dinner theater performances of “The Foreigner” Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 6:30.  The comedy features a shy Englishman who is deposited in a fishing lodge in Georgia, where he pretends he doesn’t speak a word of English.  Tickets are $20 and are available at (270) 821-ARTS.

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