In celebration of the city of St. Louis's 250th birthday this year (2014), there was a special cake. Times that by 250, that is!
Called 'Cakeway to the West', 250+ cakes have been placed all over the St. Louis area, including the Metro East. Places that have cakes include historical landmarks, parks, museums, popular restaurants, as well as government places. These are just a few examples as the places represented St. Louis in a memorable way.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
#58: West Alton Memorial Park
Despite the village's size, West Alton has three city parks. The cake is located at Memorial Park, directly off Missouri Highway 94. West Alton actually spreads throughout the eastern part of the peninsula that is surrounded by the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Most of its residents live about a mile from the intersection at Hwy. 94 and US 67.
West Alton is home to conservation areas including Dresser Island and Edward 'Ted' and Pat Jones-Confluence Point State Park. The Memorial Park pays tribute to the veterans who have fought in WWI, WWII, Korean War and the Vietnam War. There is also a brickway (where the cake is placed) that serves as a memorial to the residents who have lost loved ones.