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Central West End (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

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In the 1860s, with bustling river traffic alive with boats and men, St. Louis was a picturesque river town. This was the St. Louis that Mark Twain, Edna Ferber, and T.S. Eliot wrote about: a town on the mysterious but profitable Mississippi. After the Civil War, profits from contracts with the Union and river trading brought increased wealth to the community. Prosperous residents were challenged to find land that could hold their prestigious mansions and gardens. Their eyes turned to the western section of the town, which in time became known as the Central West End.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780738508009
ISBN-10: 0738508004
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: December 12th, 2000
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)