Legendary Locals of Sedalia, Missouri (Paperback)

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George R. Smith borrowed money to buy 337 acres of treeless prairie in 1856, never dreaming the central Missouri town he founded would become the Queen of the Prairie. He did not foresee his Sedville, now Sedalia, attracting thousands of tourists through the annual Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival and the Missouri State Fair. Smith did envision another type of visitor--steam engines that streamed through town daily. Smith's passion for the railroad launched Sedalia, and two major railroad shops sustained the city for more than a century. They provided the base for the now flourishing seat of Pettis County. Since Sedalia's official beginning in 1860, countless people have furthered Smith's vision by leaving their distinctive mark on the community. This book celebrates their contributions and shares their stories through more than 225 photographs, many previously unpublished.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781467100403
ISBN-10: 1467100404
Publisher: Legendary Locals
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2013
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Legendary Locals