Studying the past
On March 31, the Charleston High School French class and select JROTC cadets traveled to Ste. Genevieve to learn about its history. Settled on the west bank of the Mississippi River in the early 1700s and Missouri's oldest town, much of the historic Ste. Genevieve's charm and ambiance is due to the remarkable preservation of its original vertical log structures. Its narrow streets and fenced gardens surround some of the most significant eighteenth century architecture in the nation, offering visitors an unparalleled glimpse into its colonial past.