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Alton, Illinois: A Graphic Sketch of a Picturesque and Busy City (Classic Reprint)

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ISBN 10: 1332086799 / ISBN 13: 9781332086795
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Title: Alton, Illinois: A Graphic Sketch of a ...

Publisher: Forgotten Books

Publication Date: 2017

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Excerpt from Alton, Illinois: A Graphic Sketch of a Picturesque and Busy City

St. Louis during the same period. Every natural feature on which the greatness of St. Louis is based finds its equal or superior in Alton. Equally blessed at the start, this disparity is one of the most surprising historical and commercial facts of the age. But in the Short space of the last decade there has come an awakening. The Old, dreamy town, indifferent and even contemptuous of the noise and stir about it, is no more. The spirit of modernity prevails. As in the world of sport it takes a good athlete to come back, so Alton came back and is now in the second stage of progress.

The building of a City in these days is a business proposition, pure and simple. The Old Alton lacked organized effort in town development. The new Alton has it, and that is the vital difference.

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