Founded in 1837 Collinsville had moved from an agrarian and small business community to a bustling industrial town by the turn of the 20th century. The Great Depression and industrial competition altered this course. However, the always strategic location with proximity to rivers, rail, and multiple highways encouraged growth towards a residential and suburban service-oriented town. One of the exciting recent developments is the popular and growing hospitality district. For over 175 years Collinsville has grown and changed, adapting to new developments and ideas. This book provides a visual history, primarily through picture postcards, of the changing community.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738533667
: Arcadia Publishing
: 05/25/2005
: Illinois
: Postcard History Series
: 200
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Editor Neal Strebel moved to Collinsville with his parents at the age of five. He has collected postcards since 1980. Several years ago he donated his collection of 300 Collinsville related postcards to the Collinsville Historical Museum. Strebel was a local public school music educator for 37 years. He is a member of the Friends of the Collinsville Historical Museum.
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