St. Charles, Missouri (Postcard History Series)

Overview


Incorporated in 1809, St. Charles has distinguished itself as a historically significant city with a small-town feel. Located on the banks of the Missouri River, St. Charles has been called the "Williamsburg of the West." Repurposed buildings draw thousands of visitors each year, yet the city's historical importance is more than streets and structures. St. Charles was the scene of notable events, including the 1804 launching of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's exploration of the Missouri River and land in ...
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Overview


Incorporated in 1809, St. Charles has distinguished itself as a historically significant city with a small-town feel. Located on the banks of the Missouri River, St. Charles has been called the "Williamsburg of the West." Repurposed buildings draw thousands of visitors each year, yet the city's historical importance is more than streets and structures. St. Charles was the scene of notable events, including the 1804 launching of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's exploration of the Missouri River and land in the Louisiana Purchase. The first state capital was located here from 1821 until 1826. Pioneer Daniel Boone settled here and helped create Boone's Lick Trail. It became a major artery for settlers, leading to the development of the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails. In 1956, the first section of the Interstate Highway System opened in St. Charles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738591148
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/13/2012
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Valerie Battle Kienzle provides the story behind the St. Charles County Historical Society's early-20th-century collection of postcards--the people, places, and things that helped make St. Charles what it is today.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Missouri River and Its Bridges 9

2 Main Street and the St. Charles Business Community 25

3 Boats, Wagons, Trains, Automobiles 51

4 People Around Town 63

5 Celebrations, Parades, Gathering Spots 71

6 Medical Care and Living Assistance 79

7 Educational Excellence 87

8 Houses of Worship 107

9 Weather Complications 119

Bibliography 126

About the Organization 127

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