A few days ago in my Social Studies class we talked about Saint Louis and the Arch.  It really inspired me.  Here are some things I learned.

How did they do it?  What was it like? Workers started building the arch in 1963.  It took one year to build the first piece.  13 workers had to work together.  The Arch was so high up it was 10 feet higher than the buildings!  The workers had to work though the night, and it probably wasn't comfortable.  Building the Gateway to the West was difficult and dangerous.  It was so slippery and steep you couldn't even climb up it!  In 1965 it was almost done.  2 long years went by.  Finally the last year came.  Building the Arch was not easy.  When it was finished an elevator was built inside.  It's so amazing that nobody died!  I think working on the project would have been hard and exciting.   There were lots of big pieces.  Before the Arch was finished, high school kids put a time capsule in it.  The time capsule has been there ever since.  Workers also put an American Flag on top.  The Arch is more than 400 feet high. Today about 40000 people visit each year.
 


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Anne Lovett
11/07/2011 16:06

Very interesting! I enjoyed reading your post and I am looking forward to your next story! Enjoy the rest of your week and keep up the wonderful work!
Ms. Lovett, Billings, MT

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11/07/2011 16:14

Wonderful post Abby! I really like how you paid attention to grammar and spelling along with the content. I am a fourth grade teacher and plan to show your blog to my students as an example of a well-written post. Have you ever been to the arch? I have been to St Louis when I was in 5th grade, but I don't remember seeing the arch then.
Mrs. Griffin
Doylestown, PA

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Brett Soskil
11/07/2011 16:17

Definitely some neat stuff to leave you thinking! Do you know when the time capsule will be opened? That would be cool to find out so that students and people today would be able to see what the reaction was to the arch as it was being built and completed. Great start to what I know will be an awesome blog! Keep up the great work!
-Uncle Brett, Syosset, NY

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11/07/2011 16:18

Welcome to the world of blogging. I look forward to reading your postings.

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11/07/2011 16:27

Abby,
Great job writing your first blog! You learned a lot of facts about building the arch. I took my daughter there last year, and she loved it.
Keep blogging,
Mrs. Ferguson

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Rick Jackson
11/07/2011 16:40

What a neat post. It looks like you really learned a lot about the Arch. I used to live in the St. Louis area and have been up to the top of the Arch where there is a viewing platform. You can feel it sway in the wind. The elevator doesn't go up and down, but moves at an angle to get to the top. There is also a cool museum at the bottom of the Arch. Thanks for sharing.

Mr. Jackson

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11/07/2011 16:42

Hi Abby! I enjoyed reading your post! It's funny, but the year they started building the arch was the year I was born! You are an excellent writer. I'm looking forward to your next post.

Betsy

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Mrs. Hutchinson
11/07/2011 16:50

Nice job. I live not far from Kansas City but have never visited the Arch. This makes me want to go.

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Tracy Fitzwater
11/07/2011 16:52

I like the facts that you included, and since I've never been there, I will know a little more if I ever get to Kansas City. The way you wrote showed that you were interested in the topic, which made your writing more interesting. Nicely done!
Mrs. Fitzwater

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11/07/2011 17:04

Great job on your first post! I've always wanted to visit the St. Louis and the arch! Thanks for sharing what you learned!

Melanie Gray
@sassysunflwr
Brighton, Michigan

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Gail Ray
11/07/2011 17:17

Hi Abby,

You really learned a lot about the Arch and so did I. Thanks for sharing so much interesting information in your blog. Keep writing?

Best,
Gail
@used2bprincipal

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Lori Soskil
11/07/2011 18:01

Great job! You shared information I never knew. I look forward to seeing what you do next!

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Ryan Tapia
11/07/2011 18:11

Great post Abby! Keep up the good work. My dad went up in that elevator last year and said it was very small and could barely fit the people inside.

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Marita C Wenner
11/07/2011 18:22

Awsome post! I am so proud of your excellent writing skills. I have been to the arch twice and would love to take you there some day. St Louis is a really neat city. Love, Mimi

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Sue Neese
11/07/2011 18:55

I can't wait to see what else you write! Your blog post is informative, and I can really tell that you were interested in the topic.

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Carol Soskil
11/07/2011 19:13

Abby, you are officially an author now! I enjoy your blog and look forward to your next post. Can't wait to see what you write about next!
Love,
Aunt Carol

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11/07/2011 19:53

Abby, I enjoyed your blog. This is my first time blogging (you are my only blog friend). You are growing up so fast. I would like to see you working on something like that. I really would like to see you that excited. I am so proud of you.
Love,
Nana

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Skip Zalneraitis
11/08/2011 00:16

Well done!!
I hope you can keep writing and blogging. You have wonderful style and tone.

Mr Z
Pioneer Valley Regional School
Northfield MA

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Wendy
11/08/2011 03:33

Beautiful post Abby, I really enjoyed it and felt like I've seen it in person.

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11/08/2011 05:20

Nice post Abby - I learned quite a bit that I never knew about the arch. I wonder how much the workers were paid. I bet today we would marvel at how little money it was, but I wonder if it was good money for the time... Thanks, and keep blogging!

Sara
Plymouth State University
Plymouth NH

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Mrs. Cassel
11/08/2011 05:43

Great first blog Abby. Thanks for sharing with us all the facts that you found out about the Arch. Can't wait to read your next blog!

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11/08/2011 13:32

Hi, Abby

Realy cool blog you have there! I had fun learning about the arch to. I think it was a good report. You know Dylan probly went up in the arch. Meranda probly went up there too. can't wait till your next blog!

your friend,
Leah

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Makenna Peet
11/08/2011 13:59

Great blog Abby i loved it! I was reading about the gate way arch a couple days too.

From your best friend,
Makenna

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Murphy Schratt
11/08/2011 15:23

Hello Abby. Wonderful post about the Gateway to The West. I was looking forward to seeing this! You really know a lot.

Your friend,
Murphy

(P.S. You are so creative too, mostly when it comes to Social Studies!!!)

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Alex and Darrianne
11/10/2011 05:34

We just read your blog in Mrs. Cassel's class. Great job on the blog. We wish we can viisit the Arch.We are starting a blog too.

Newfoundland, PA

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Logan
11/10/2011 10:29

aby that was so awsom on your

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Logan
11/10/2011 10:36

Sorry Abby I did not get to finish but your blog was so awesome. I saw your video and it is cool. I'm going to start a blog and maybe a video tomorrow.








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Claudia
11/10/2011 10:42

I saw your blog it is so cool. I can't wait for your next blog.

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Izaiah
11/10/2011 10:51

I saw your blog it was so cool. You did a great job on your blog and I can`t wait for your next blog. Bye!

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Janae
11/10/2011 10:58

Wow your blog is so cool. I can't wait to see your next blog. I really liked your video.

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Mrs. Spitzer
11/11/2011 06:26

Abby, this is amazing! I can't wait to see what you are going to write about next. I also loved your video. Keep blogging...you will inspire many other kids!

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3rd grade writer's club
11/14/2011 10:57

The details were good and you stuck to the topic. You have a terrific story about the arch. I wish you could write more stories like this. You did an excellent job.

The 3rd Grade Writer's Club

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01/25/2012 19:28

will come back shortly

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01/28/2012 21:11

THX for info

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03/24/2012 20:58

Fine post bro

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07/15/2012 01:54

Nice post dude

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