Download e-book for kindle: Sedalia (Images of America) by Becky Carr Imhauser

By Becky Carr Imhauser

Sedalia, now a bustling hub of valuable Missouri, begun as an insignificant interruption to an enormous expanse of prairie grass. George R. Smith bought 337 acres of treeless prairie in 1856, prime his buddies to query his sanity. whilst he persuaded the Pacific Railroad to find a depot on his land, his image�and that of his Sedville�began to alter. Sedville, later Sedalia, quickly turned the county seat of Pettis County and earned a name because the �Queen of the Prairies.� Sedalia chronicles the transformation of a rugged prairie city to the house of the Missouri kingdom reasonable and host to the overseas Scott Joplin Ragtime pageant. Sedalia�s heritage is illustrated via greater than 2 hundred classic photographs, displaying the folks, locations, and occasions that formed the town.

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