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East Alton (Paperback) (Jason D. Bricker & Judith M. Richie)

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East Alton has a long and proud history. From the earliest settlement, Beeman’s (Benen) Fort, in 1811, the village of East Alton has long been an industrial powerhouse. The home of Olin Corporation’s Winchester Division, East Alton’s industrial production played an important part in winning both world wars. East Alton shared a synergistic growth with Olin Corporation. Having all the trappings of a company town, it somehow transcended this to become a thriving diverse community, filled with a dedicated citizenry, strong schools, generous communities of faith, and a guiding government. East Alton’s incorporation in 1893 was just four years before this country’s first economic depression, the Depression of 1897. Overcoming economic challenges and fostering growth has enabled the village not only to survive but also to succeed.
Number of Pages: 127
Genre: History, Photography
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Images of America
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Jason D. Bricker & Judith M. Richie
Language: English
Street Date: June 12, 2017
TCIN: 52773762
UPC: 9781467125734
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-6831
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