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East St. Louis (Images of America) (Paperback)

East St. Louis (Images of America) By Bill Nunes, Andrew Theising Cover Image
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Long before the Gateway Geyser erupted in the shadow of the Gateway Arch, East St. Louis had a rich and compelling history.

On April 1, 1861, the people in the village known as Illinois Town 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.

Join Bill Nunes, award-winning author of fifteen books on the history of St. Louis, East St. Louis, and Illinois, as he takes the reader through the streets of East St. Louis.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738582801
ISBN-10: 0738582808
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: July 11th, 2011
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America