St. Charles: Culture and Leisure in an All-American Town

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From early farming and industrial roots, St. Charles has developed into a city with strong cultural and leisure offerings. Its natural attractions, strong philanthropic presence, and a community vision sprung from hard work and commitment earn this western Chicago suburb the designation of All-American town. Author Costas Spirou guides readers through the city's 19th-century population explosion and industrialization that provided the economic fuel for the growth of culture and promotion of natural resources. During the 1920s and 1930s, St. Charles'location on the beautiful Fox River, advances in transportation, and significant construction projects such as the Hotel Baker and Arcada Theater further established the city's attraction to visitors.
ISBN: 9780738534060
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Dr. Spirou currently serves as Professor of Social Science at National-Louis University and is a resident of St. Charles. He is also a member of the St. Charles Heritage Center, with whom he collaborated on this project.
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