Lost Jefferson City by Michelle Brooks

Arcadia Publishing

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Lost Jefferson City by Michelle Brooks

Jefferson City incorporated in 1825, but so much of that history has changed or been forgotten. Today's Lincoln University practice field used to host early circus visitors. Although called St. Peter Cemetery #1, the old recently restored cemetery on West Main Street was the second Catholic cemetery, after the sight and smell at the northeast corner of Bolivar and McCarty Streets was too much for neighbors. The man who designed the Missouri State Seal and served as a longtime judge built a Steamboat-style home on a hill at the northwest corner of Adams and High Streets, where the Missouri River Regional Library is today. Author Michelle Brooks explores the world of the Mill Bottom and the Foot, as well as cemeteries, fairgrounds, ballparks and stately homes lost to time.

About the Author

Murder & Mayhem in Jefferson City is Michelle Brooks's fifth book. After nearly twenty-five years as an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor, she has published Hidden History of Jefferson City, Jefferson City Civil Pilots and Lost Jefferson City with The History Press and self-published Interesting Women of the Capital City and co-authored Buried Jefferson City History with Nancy Thompson. Brooks graduated from Lincoln University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in liberal studies, with an emphasis in anthropology and history.

Product Specifications 

Published by The History Press, 2022. Paperback, 192 pages.