Bipartisan legislation designating St. Louis’ Gateway Arch as the official state monument has received initial approval from the Missouri House. The bill is sponsored by Farmington State Representative Dale Wright, who says the idea came from third-graders across the state who discovered Missouri doesn’t have an official monument:
The Arch is 630 feet, making it the tallest man-made monument in the country. It’s taller than the Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument. The bill needs one more House vote before heading to the Senate.