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Translated as "New City," Carthage was founded in 1842 as the county seat of Jasper in southwest Missouri. The town prospered for two decades untilmilitary advances during the Civil War destroyed the entire town and dispersed its population. This volume, assembled by the Powers Museum, offers a pictorial glimpse into the rebuilding and growth ofthis historic city during its most influential years.The citizens of Carthage quickly rebuilt the city during the late 1860s and early 1870s, and eventuallyreclaimed its pre-war prominence as an agriculturaland trade center located at the edge of the northernprairies and the Ozark foothills. When lead, zinc, and limestone were discovered and developed intoprosperous industries, families began to arrive fromall over to take advantage of the area's economicopportunities. Carthage's trademark Victorianarchitecture, still in place today, is a result of the economic affluence of the town during this latenineteenth and early twentieth century period.
ISBN: 9780738507651
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Missouri
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authored by the Powers Museum, this collection includes many images from local residents, as well as from families that settled in Carthage during its earliest days. Tapping into its archival resources and local family memorabilia, the Museum has created a lasting account of Carthage and its earliest citizens, from where they worked and played, to how this city became known as the Queen City of the Southwest.
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