Saint Charles, Missouri Professional Review and Guide
"Today this city of about 54,600 people welcomes almost a million visitors a year. People come to walk the historic district with its brick streets, gaslights, and nineteenth century buildings.
Strollers find more than one hundred specialty and antique stores and dozens of interesting restaurants, many with patio dining. At the river they can enjoy gaming or Broadway shows on a riverboat. Special attractions: Nine-block historic district, riverboat entertainment, nineteenth-century architecture, quaint shops, antique stores, museums, Shrine of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne."