Hidden History of Jefferson City

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Quite a bit has happened in Missouri’s capital city since Lewis and Clark passed through the area on their famous journey. And some of that history has remained hidden. Being the center of politics in the state and possessing a small-town mindset, the city has a dual identity. Burr McCarty turned his humble home and stagecoach stop into a political gathering place. Ferryman Jefferson T. Rogers was elected mayor ten times. Calvin Gunn established the town’s first newspaper and was the state’s first printer. Join author Michelle Brooks as she details these and more forgotten stories from the capital city’s past.
ISBN: 9781467149419
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Missouri
Series: Hidden History
Images: 48
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michelle Brooks studied anthropology and history at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, and worked on larger research projects, including identifying of members of the Sixty-Second U.S. Colored Troops, founders of Lincoln University; finding men who attended Lincoln University and also served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as Tuskegee Airmen; and discovering the broad and pioneering career of her grandfather Harry “HAP” Peebles, who was a country music promoter across the Midwest from 1938 to 1993. This book is her first, and it has been a learning experience. Her next book with The History Press will be Lost Jefferson City.
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