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Before St. Philippine Duchesne arrived in Florissant. The Missouri pioneer days had already begun

1764: Florissant is settled around this time

1770: Florissant, MO resides in the Louisiana Territory under Spanish                 Rule, but mostly settled by the French.  Farms and fur traders                 are the main businesses

1786: Florissant officially establishes a civil government, officially                       called St. Ferdinand

1789: St. Ferdinand Parish is established and log church near St. Denis            St and Graham Rd.

1804: Louisiana Territory moves to US territory

Baptismal font from original church

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