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Founded as a humble trading post along the Mississippi River 250 years ago, St. Louis has since grown into a thriving metropolis. It appears to be a calm city, but like the mighty Mississippi, it has powerful undercurrents. Known as the "Gateway to the West," St. Louis was a port city and home to many manufacturing businesses making everything from shoes to ships. St. Louis, though, is perhaps best known for its breweries and distilleries. St. Louis: Out and About in the Gateway City captures the energy of people bustling along the street, dining out and going to movies, hopping a trolley, swimming, picnicking, clip-clopping along in horse and carriage, ice skating, or driving an automobile. It also touches upon issues of the day that had to be overcome-suffrage, the Great Depression, and civil rights, to name a few-and shows the resilient spirit of the people of St. Louis.

St. Louis: out and about in the Gateway City - Raymond Bial

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Title
St. Louis: out and about in the Gateway City
Author
Raymond Bial
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Arcadia Publishing
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20200309

Founded as a humble trading post along the Mississippi River 250 years ago, St. Louis has since grown into a thriving metropolis. It appears to be a calm city, but like the mighty Mississippi, it has powerful undercurrents. Known as the "Gateway to the West," St. Louis was a port city and home to many manufacturing businesses making everything from shoes to ships. St. Louis, though, is perhaps best known for its breweries and distilleries. St. Louis: Out and About in the Gateway City captures the energy of people bustling along the street, dining out and going to movies, hopping a trolley, swimming, picnicking, clip-clopping along in horse and carriage, ice skating, or driving an automobile. It also touches upon issues of the day that had to be overcome-suffrage, the Great Depression, and civil rights, to name a few-and shows the resilient spirit of the people of St. Louis.

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Raymond Bial has published more than 100 acclaimed books of photographs and fiction for children and adults. He and his wife, Linda, have lived in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, for 40 years. Over those years, his family has made many jaunts to St. Louis and loved every moment of every visit.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Saint Louis (Mo.) - History - Pictorial works.|Saint Louis (Mo.) - Social life and customs - Pictorial works.
Country of Publication
South Carolina
Number of Pages
127

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