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Springfield, Missouri:1830-1930 (Images of America Series)
     

Springfield, Missouri:1830-1930 (Images of America Series)

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by Anita L. Roberts
 

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Springfield, now the third-largest city in the state, was once an area favored by Native Americans for its natural beauty, mild climate, abundant timber, and excellent hunting and fishing. Founded by John Polk Campbell in 1829, the settlement grew steadily, thanks to its civic-minded residents. Springfield’s many photographs show these diligent people at

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Springfield, now the third-largest city in the state, was once an area favored by Native Americans for its natural beauty, mild climate, abundant timber, and excellent hunting and fishing. Founded by John Polk Campbell in 1829, the settlement grew steadily, thanks to its civic-minded residents. Springfield’s many photographs show these diligent people at work as well as at play. Whether enjoying a vaudeville show at the Landers Theatre in 1891, riding a jitney or streetcar to Doling Park in 1915, or playing in the world’s largest Boy Scout Band in 1925, the people of Springfield enjoyed themselves. Images depict businesses such as the Springfield Wagon Company, which became “king” of U.S. wagon manufacturing, and the “Frisco,” whose operational hub was housed in Springfield, bringing commercial and industrial diversification. In 1926, the city became the birthplace of the Mother Road, Route 66, which firmly established Springfield’s right to the name “Queen City of the Ozarks.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738584096
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
888,418
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Having been a documentary filmmaker and author, Anita L. Roberts is now an associate historian for the Springfield–Greene County Library District working on the Civil War Project. Roberts has spent months digging through albums and scrapbooks belonging to the generous citizens of Springfield to compile this unique collection of photographs.

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