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by Thomas S. Snyder

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ISBN:
0738583804
ISBN13:
978-0738583808
Author:
Thomas S. Snyder
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (October 6, 2010)
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128 pages
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1122 kb
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World War I, the establishment of Scott Air Force Base, Prohibition, and the Great Depression soon altered the course of Mascoutah�s history, but the town retained its resiliency.

German emigrants established Mascoutah in 1837, naming it after the Mascouten Indians. Despite being located in an area. World War I, the establishment of Scott Air Force Base, Prohibition, and the Great Depression soon altered the course of Mascoutah�s history, but the town retained its resiliency. For over 170 years, Mascoutah has grown and adapted to meet a changing world, retaining its small-town flair and pride in its German heritage.

Mascoutah - Thomas S. Snyder. Early in Mascoutah’s history, the German churches took the lead in establishing private schools. In 1855, when Illinois passed legislation for public schools, Mascoutah immediately took advantage of the new laws and built its first public school. In the country, settlers built several small one-room schools.

Mascoutah is a small city in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States, named for the Mascoutens, a tribe of the Illinois Indians. The population was 7,483 at the 2010 census. The population was 8,029 at the 2018 census. The town of Mascoutah was originally established in 1837 as Mechanicsburg. This was disputed with the establishment of a Post Office; the inhabitants were informed that another township in Illinois was already named Mechanicsburg

Series: Postcard History Series (Illinois). This brought customers to merchants and tradesmen. By the 1850s, Mascoutah was thriving and had established itself as the social and cultural center of the surrounding area

Series: Postcard History Series (Illinois). By the 1850s, Mascoutah was thriving and had established itself as the social and cultural center of the surrounding area. By 1900, it was the third-largest town in St. Clair County and one of the most progressive. World War I, the establishment of Scott Air Force Base, Prohibition, and the Great Depression soon altered the course of Mascoutah's history, but the town retained its resiliency.

Postcards, as we are familiar with them today, have taken a considerable amount of time to develop. The following is a brief general history of the postcard in the United States. Postcards were popular because they were a quick and easy way for individuals to communicate with each other. Today deltiology, or the collection of postcards, is a popular hobby. The dates for each time period are not concrete and different sources contain slightly variable dates.

Author Dr. Thomas S. Snyder spent 32 years as a civilian historian for the . Air Force and has authored numerous histories and articles. He moved to Mascoutah in 1978. He, other collectors, and Mascoutah citizens combined their postcard collections to produce this snapshot of Mascoutah.

We try to chronicle the history of postcards through a timeline of relevant events, going back a few centuries to provide the context that culminated in postcards being officially issued and recognized by a postal operator, on October 1st 1869. Following the popularization of printing presses, visiting cards, bill heads, writing paper and other types of paper ephemera started to have illustrations on them, often with delicate engravings and tasteful designs.

German emigrants established Mascoutah in 1837, naming it after the Mascouten Indians. Despite being located in an area filled with swamps, snakes, and disease, the village prospered, owing primarily to a flour mill that drew farmers into town. This brought customers to merchants and tradesmen. By the 1850s, Mascoutah was thriving and had established itself as the social and cultural center of the surrounding area. By 1900, it was the third-largest town in St. Clair County and one of the most progressive. World War I, the establishment of Scott Air Force Base, Prohibition, and the Great Depression soon altered the course of Mascoutah's history, but the town retained its resiliency. For over 170 years, Mascoutah has grown and adapted to meet a changing world, retaining its small-town flair and pride in its German heritage.