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Union

Sue Blesi

Published November 4th 2013
ISBN : 9781467111041
Paperback
127 pages
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 About the Book 

The site for the city of Union, Missouri, was selected in 1825 by three men who were charged with finding a location for a new county seat within three miles of the center of Franklin County. An earlier county seat, Newport, was located on theMoreThe site for the city of Union, Missouri, was selected in 1825 by three men who were charged with finding a location for a new county seat within three miles of the center of Franklin County. An earlier county seat, Newport, was located on the Missouri River, making it inaccessible to settlers from the southern part of the county. The site the men chose was little more than wilderness. A town sprang up, and Union now boasts a strong retail and industrial base, good schools, and East Central College. Over the past few years, a new Judicial Building and County Government Center have greatly added to the towns appearance. The historic courthouse, built in 1922, has been renovated and is a source of pride that houses the Veterans Hall of Honor commemorating veterans of all wars. The images in this book will bring to life the history of Unions government, business and industry, schools, churches, transportation, events, and some of the people who made it all happen.