Government Shutdown Stops Work on Country’s Newest National Park

(Ste. Genevieve) Work on the United States newest National Park is not happening right now.

Many of the old, historic buildings in Ste. Genevieve will eventually become a national park but the town’s Mayor Paul Hassler says the government shutdown has thrown a wrench in things for now.


Ste. Genevieve National Historic Park will feature much of the historic town which was established in the mid-1700s.

Ste. Genevieve was the first settlement on the west bank of the Mississippi River and is still the only surviving French Colonial village in the United States.