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by Roxann Read

Since the mid-1700s, Native Americans, pioneers, farmers, and entrepreneurs have made their home in the fertile plains and valleys of the Mississippi River Bend. However, it wasn't until Standard Oil opened its first refinery in 1908 that the towns of Wood River, Roxana, South Roxana, and Hartford were established. Essentially communities of refinery workers and their families, the towns thrived for decades as an influx of refineries brought more work to the area. This collection of images hearkens back to a time when there were more taverns than churches in Wood River, company homes lined the streets of Roxana, and a shoe factory made its home in Hartford.
Download Wood River:  Along the Riverbend   (IL)  (Images of America) epub
ISBN: 0738523437
ISBN13: 978-0738523439
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Roxann Read
Language: English
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; 1st edition (September 8, 2003)
Pages: 128 pages
ePUB size: 1473 kb
FB2 size: 1618 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 366
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Rose Of Winds
As far as I know, this is the only book on the history of this small area. Its a decent start, but is pretty superficial. Mostly a picture book, and seems to abruptly leave off in the early 1960's. Could use much more narrative (depth) as well as more comprehensive coverage of modern times (breadth). Should have explored the hard economic times afflicting the area since the early 1980's.
A little disappointed that it had a little less of Wood River than expected and more about other nearby areas that didn't pertain to what I was researching.

Still great history read