This St. Louis Cemetery is Eternal Home of Famous Explorer Clark
There are few places that will give you a better perspective on life than a walk through a cemetery. One in particular can also give you a different vantage point on history as it's the eternal resting place of legendary explorer William Clark among others and it's located in St. Louis, Missouri.
The cemetery I'm referring to is Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis. It wasn't that long ago that a popular YouTube channel took a stroll through this sacred place with a simple description:
St. Louis, Missouri's Bellefontaine is one of the crown jewels of American cemeteries. It is as much famous for its works of art as it is for its notable burials.
One of the first graves he visits is that of explorer William Clark of Lewis & Clark fame who helped explore and map the west. His life ended in St. Louis on September 1, 1838 and this is where's he's remained ever since.
William Clark is only one of the notables who has been laid to rest in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Henry Hitchcock was a lawyer for General Sherman's army in the Civil War.
Charles Balmer was a composer who has the distinction of being the person who conducted the music for President Abraham Lincoln's funeral in May of 1865.
It's not just the people buried here that Bellefontaine Cemetery is known for, but also the architecture. Frank Tate designed this family mausoleum in the early 1900's that looks like an Egyptian temple. In life, he also designed movie theaters from St. Louis to Buffalo according to the YouTube video.
Bellefontaine Cemetery is located at 4947 West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri. Take a walk across those hallowed grounds and see if you come away with a new appreciation and perspective on life. Irony.