Title: Jefferson City’s Past Told Through Postcards
Author: KRCG_CBS 13
Publisher: Mark Slavit
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Postcards History series is Jefferson City by local author Arnold G. Parks. With vintage postcards, Jefferson City illustrates the historical significance of Jefferson City as capital of the state. The vivid history of the city is interwoven with informative text that both entertains and educates.
Named in honor of President Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson City was established specifically as the home of Missouri's state government. The city has a rich history as the seat of the Missouri General Assembly and state government operations. Beginning in the 1820s with the construction of a capitol building and commercial developments, people came to the new capital city to work and live.
Highlights of Jefferson City:
• Many of the scenes featured in the book are of the downtown area. There is extensive coverage of High Street, which for many years was the main area of commercial activity in the city.
• Several of the hotels pictured were fine lodging facilities during their existence. There are rare images of the Madison Hotel, which was on the spot now occupied by the Governor State Office Building.
• The book highlights the importance of the state prison industry as an important source of commerce in the city for many years.
• The banking industry has also been a significant player in the history of the community, and many of the large banks are featured in the book.
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