"Back when the country was founded, the successful people had no reason to leave the East Coast. The less successful people pushed west. This clump of unsuccessful people reached St. Louis. The adventurous ones pushed on. The slackers stayed here. Much later, we built the Gateway Arch to honor the people who had the gumption to keep going. We are the only city in the world that has a memorial to honor those who left."As a longtime St. Louis dweller, Unreal has never once thought of the Arch in that way. But we concur.
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