Sugar Creek, Missouri (Images of America Series)

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During the 1840s and 1850s, many of the pioneers and much of the supplies they needed for overland trips west from Independence on the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails arrived at Wayne City Landing, the steamboat port on the Missouri River in what is now Sugar Creek. In 1892, Arthur Stillwell, a Kansas City railroad man, founded Fairmount Park, a first-class pleasure resort in the southern part of Sugar Creek that would be popular until the 1930s. Standard Oil of Indiana purchased land at the north end of...
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During the 1840s and 1850s, many of the pioneers and much of the supplies they needed for overland trips west from Independence on the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails arrived at Wayne City Landing, the steamboat port on the Missouri River in what is now Sugar Creek. In 1892, Arthur Stillwell, a Kansas City railroad man, founded Fairmount Park, a first-class pleasure resort in the southern part of Sugar Creek that would be popular until the 1930s. Standard Oil of Indiana purchased land at the north end of Sugar Creek in 1903 and built a major refinery that would dominate the town until it ceased operations in 1982. Sugar Creek's early growth evolved around the refinery, and in 1920, the Jackson County Court established the City of Sugar Creek. This book illustrates the history of Sugar Creek in more than 200 vintage images, detailing the people, businesses, churches, schools, and community services that have shaped the town's past.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738584126
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/30/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 951,038
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Author Richard N. Piland, a former college teacher, owns the community survey research firm, which he started in 1983. He is an amateur historian and an avid model railroad enthusiast. Piland grew up in Independence and now resides in Fairfield, Ohio, with his wife, novelist Kathryn R. Blake. The Friends of Sugar Creek, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995, is dedicated to preserving the city's history and invites all interested individuals to visit the Sugar Creek Historical Center at 606 North Sterling Avenue.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early Days 9

2 Serving the Community 27

3 Business and Industry 43

4 Building Sound Minds 63

5 Tending Souls 77

6 Standard Oil 89

7 Community Life 109

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