CROSSROADS OF AMERICA by Darrell Garwood

CROSSROADS OF AMERICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The story of the rapid, rambunctious growth of Kansas City, Missouri, from frontier days to the present, told in terms of its famous and fabulous personalities. Each period of the city's development is traced, first as the crossroads of steamboats and wagon caravans, its importance in the Civil War, and later as the transportation hub of the Great Plains states. Here are the men who figured in this city's history, Senator Benton, Kit Carson, Fremont, John Brown, the Quantrill guerrillas, the James and Younger brothers, railroaders Coates and Stilwell, Eugene Field, William Rockhill Nelson and his newspaper empire, Swope and his fortune, the Pendergasts and their political machine, etc. An interesting, informative and sympathetic personality presentation of a place.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1948
Publisher: Norton