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Kirksville has made a name for itself with its two major institutions of higher education—Truman State University and A.T. Still University—that attract bright students from all over the world. Incorporated in 1857, it has grown to become the most populous city in northeast Missouri. As the seat of government for Adair County, the courthouse stands proudly in the center of the business square downtown. Entrepreneurs have benefited from railroad lines that entered the town in the 1870s, and many businesses have flourished in Kirksville as a result. Residents braved the tumultuous Civil War and rebuilt the town after major tornadoes and ice storms. Kirksville is a beautiful place to live, as exemplified by nearby Thousand Hills State Park. It is indeed the town "where people make the difference."
ISBN: 9781467112758
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Missouri
Series: Images of America
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Erika Woehlk is a native of Kirksville and graduated from Kirksville High School, Truman State University, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Today she is a research analyst at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City and loves researching Missouri's past. These images were gathered from many institutions across the state to highlight Kirksville's historic buildings, people, and places.
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