Main Street Bridge

St. Charles, IL 60174


Dear Third Grade Students,

We know you have heard the legend about our father, Charlemagne. When he left this area with his friends, the Potawatomi Indians, he left us here to watch over St. Charles. We have done as he asked, and we love sitting on the bridge over the Fox River watching St. Charles grow from a little village into a big city. As much as we like it here, we have become curious about what it is like in other places in the world. Since you are learning to use many kinds of reference materials, and since you have key pals in other countires, we would like to ask you to do us a favor. When you have finished your research, would you please send us a picture postcard telling us about one of the places you have found interesting? How is it like St. Charles? How is it different? Do you think we would enjoy visiting there? Why? Why not?

We think it will be great fun hearing from all of you and finding out about other places in the world. We are looking forward to receiving your postcards.


The Sons of Charlemagne



Author: Irene Warning, Ferson Creek School, St. Charles, IL.
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Created: July, 1997