Sedalia

Sedalia

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Sedalia, now a bustling hub of central Missouri, began as a mere interruption to a vast expanse of prairie grass. George R. Smith purchased 337 acres of treeless prairie in 1856, leading his neighbors to question his sanity. When he persuaded the Pacific Railroad to locate a depot on his land, his image--and that of his Sedville--began to change. Sedville, later Sedalia, soon became the county seat of Pettis County and earned a reputation as the "Queen of the Prairies." Sedalia chronicles the transformation of a rugged prairie town to the home of the Missouri State Fair and host to the international Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival. Sedalia's history is illustrated through more than 200 vintage images, showing the people, places, and events that shaped the town.
Published: Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2007.
ISBN: 9780738550879
0738550876
Branch Call Number: R977.848 IMH
Characteristics: 127 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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DBRL_KrisA Jun 04, 2017

A fun look at the history of my hometown. Mostly photos with captions, from a wide date range.
This book is part of a series put out by the publisher, Arcadia Publishing, each with a local author, covering various cities throughout Missouri and the rest of the United States. The library also has... Read More »


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DBRL_KrisA Jun 04, 2017

A fun look at the history of my hometown. Mostly photos with captions, from a wide date range.
This book is part of a series put out by the publisher, Arcadia Publishing, each with a local author, covering various cities throughout Missouri and the rest of the United States. The library also has volumes covering Columbia, St. Louis, Route 66, the Missouri State Penitentiary, and other subjects.

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