East St. Louis, Illinois (Images of America Series)

East St. Louis, Illinois (Images of America Series)


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East St. Louis, Illinois (Images of America Series) by Bill Nunes, Andrew Theising

On April 1, 1861, the people in the village known as “Illinoistown” went to the polls to choose a new name. On that day, with 183 votes for and 89 votes against, the map had a new place—a bustling town called East St. Louis. This wonderful collection of photographs and memorabilia (some published for the first time) shows the exciting history of this once-mighty industrial town, as well as the people who made it work and shaped its destiny.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738582801
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/11/2011
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 781,273
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Bill Nunes is a retired social studies teacher and school administrator from Edwardsville High School and is the author of 15 books on the history and nostalgia of St. Louis, East St. Louis, and Illinois. He is a native of the East St. Louis area. Andrew Theising is the director of the Institute for Urban Research at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is the author of the award-winning book Made in USA: East St. Louis, a companion to the Emmy-winning public television documentary of the same name. His family has lived in the St. Louis/Southern Illinois region for over 150 years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Landmarks 9

2 Events 43

3 Commerce and Industry 63

4 Government 93

5 Leisure Time 107

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