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Inhaltsangabe: Follow the development of streetcar service from the first attempts to build streetcar lines to Kirkwood and Webster Groves, the self proclaimed "Suburban Queens,? through the years of the Kirkwood-Ferguson 01, the Manchester 53, 54, 55, and 56, and the Brentwood 57 streetcar service. Brentwood, Clayton, Glendale, Ferguson, Maplewood, Meramec Highlands, Oakland, Osage Hills, Richmond Heights, University City, St. Louis, Wellston and other areas served by the Kirkwood-Ferguson, Brentwood, and Manchester lines are included in the history. More than 300 pages of streetcar history and memories, over 70 period illustrations, maps and photographs, a comprehensive index, and extensive footnotes are included. The book tells of strikes, collisions, litigation, bankruptcy, closings, the joys and frustrations of residents along the lines and more. King Trolley and the Suburban Queens will take you back in time.
Über den Autor: Author James Baker retired in 2004 after thirty-one years as a special educator, most recently as an administrator for Special School District of St. Louis County. Since retiring, he has divided his time between educational consulting, writing local history, public speaking engagements,and maintaining his historic home. He and his family (along with Murray, the resident West Highland Terrier) live in the original general store for the former Meramec Highlands Resort. He has served two terms on the Kirkwood, Missouri - Landmarks Commission and is a director for the Kirkwood Historical Society. His previous book was Glimpses of Meramec Highlands. It was recentlyreprinted with an added index and a new introduction. James has written articles for various publications and provided the text for a chapter on Transportation in the Kirkwood Sesquicentennial book, Kirkwood: a Pictorial History. James is preparing a sequel to Glimpses of Meramec Highlands and is collecting information and additional photos for that project. Around Christmas or at Shakespeare in the Park, you may find James in Elizabethan garb singing with the Greenleaf Singers, a madrigal troupe. James received the Kemper Local History Award in 1998 for Glimpses of Meramec Highlands.
Buchbeschreibung Meramec Highlands Books, Kirkwood, MO, 2005. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very Good softcover 2005. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 160531-M611
Buchbeschreibung Meramec Highlands Books, Kirkwood, MO, 2005. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good softcover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 060112-B018