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Middle of the Mitten

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.

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The population of St Louis is approximately 3,828 (1990).
The approximate number of families is 1,554 (1990).

The amount of land area in St Louis is 7.328 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.405 sq kilometers.
The distance from St Louis to Washington DC is 520 miles. The distance to the Michigan state capital is 48 miles. (as the crow flies)
St Louis is positioned 43.40 degrees north of the equator and 84.61 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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St Louis location: in the center of Michigan's lower peninsula where the US 27 and M-46 come together. St. Louis is about one hour away from Lansing, the state capital, and about the same to several other cities, including: Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and Mt. Pleasant. Detroit is just two hours away.

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History & History Related Items

St Louis history:

The founder of St. Louis is Joseph W. Clapp. He came here in 1853 and built a cabin. The village was platted in 1855 and named Pine River by Mr. Capp and Dr. Crawford. The neighboring village of St. Louis was platted in 1859. They were merged in 1856 as St. Louis. It was incorporated as a village in 1868 and as a city in 1891.

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St Louis attractions:

There is a sign in city park designating the site as the geographical center of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The sign was placed in the park on 17 December 1955. The city motto, Middle of the Mitten, also stems from this designation as the center of things!

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