Florissant, Missouri (Images of America Series)

Florissant, Missouri (Images of America Series)

by John A. Wright
     
 

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The first civil government in Florissant was established in 1786, three years before the United States adopted its constitution and George Washington was elected the country's first president. French farmers and fur trappers looked upon the land and called it the "Valle Fleurissant"-which is to say, "the flowering or fertile valley." The community remained small… See more details below

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The first civil government in Florissant was established in 1786, three years before the United States adopted its constitution and George Washington was elected the country's first president. French farmers and fur trappers looked upon the land and called it the "Valle Fleurissant"-which is to say, "the flowering or fertile valley." The community remained small until after World War II. Between 1950 and 1980, the population grew from 3,737 to 76,754. Today the community strives to preserve its proud heritage and build on the strength of its diverse population. The historic images in this book illustrate the city's founding and development, from the first French settlers to the post World War II building boom to the exciting new city of today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738532554
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/15/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,365,856
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.34(d)

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