"Scenic and Historic River Town" Alton by yooperprof
Alton Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 46 photos
Alton is a city of about 30,000 people just to the north of St. Louis. Although once an industrial and transportation center, the town seems to be trying to re-invent itself as a travel and tourism destitation. Riverboat gambling and antique stores now help to define Alton. Since it isn't on an interstate highway, much of the modern world seems to have bypassed this place. Perhaps some people would call it "nasty," but others (including yooperprof) think of it as charming.
In the background of the photo is the new US 67 bridge over the Mississippi.
Erected by the United States
To mark the Burial Place of 1354 Confederate Soldiers who died here and at the Smallpox hospital on the adjacent island while prisoners of war and whose graves can not now be identified
- Cons:they need to put up more signs to the Confederate Cemetary
It was a little disturbing to me how difficult it was to find the Confederate Cemetery in Alton. It's located in the... more travel advice
It's been a while since anyone has checked into the Stratford Hotel in downtown Alton. more travel advice
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