The story of Kirkwood is also an account of our nation's railways. The history of the railroad has been influential in this city's industry, recreation, and daily life. The city's current train station, built in 1893, can be found on the National Register of Historic Places. Essentially the book presents some basic facts about the town along with considerable pictorial evidence of the past and near present. Chapters also cover Kirkwood business, community service, police and fire department, notable residents, homes and architecture, churches, sporting and social events, and educational institutions. The writing of this book was a collaboration of local historians working with the Kirkwood Historical Society. In 1965, the society published A History of Kirkwood by June Wilkinson-Dahl. The Historical Review, a journal written by members of the society, has been published four times a year since 1962. 160-page hard cover, 9-x-12 inches, laminated full-color dust jacket, 350 digitally enhanced black & white photographs, sewn binding for durability, matte-finished paper for easy reading, classic gold leaf design on cover.