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Named in honor of Pres. 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 capital building and commercial developments, people came to the new capital city to work and live. The vintage postcards in this collection illustrate and enliven the historical significance of Jefferson City as capital of the Show-Me State—vivid history is interwoven with informative text that both entertains and educates.
About the Author
Arnold G. Parks retired after teaching 28 years at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. He now holds faculty rank as professor emeritus of sociology and is also author of another Arcadia publication titled Lincoln University: 1920-1970.
Table of Contents
1 State Capitol and Governor's Residence 11
2 State and Federal Office Buildings 27
3 Churches, Schools, and Hospitals 37
4 State Prison 59
5 The Business Community 71
6 Hotels and Motels 79
7 High Street 97
8 Street Scenes and Notable Sites 109