Chouteau http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Documentary Based On Auguste Chouteau's Personal Account Of St. Louis Founding To Air On Nine PBS http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/documentary-based-auguste-chouteaus-personal-account-st-louis-founding-air-nine-pbs <p></p><p></p><p>In 1764 Auguste Chouteau made landfall on the banks of the Mississippi River and began construction of the fur-trading post that would become St. Louis. He was just fourteen at the time, and acting at the behest of his mother's lover, Pierre Laclede. Forty years later, as a prominent citizen of the city, he penned an account of the founding in a journal that is still partly preserved today.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:46:29 +0000 Camille Phillips 33523 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Documentary Based On Auguste Chouteau's Personal Account Of St. Louis Founding To Air On Nine PBS