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The rise of Joplin, Missouri can largely be told in four words: lead and zinc ore. The city grew quickly as it became the world's premier supplier of these two minerals. The city is also known for its place as a byway along Route 66, its immaculately landscaped parks, and various recreation areas. This collection from the University of Missouri's Digital Library brings together over 500 postcards which document the city's past. Visitors will find images of the town's Carnegie Library, the town's various mines, the USO Club, and Missouri Southern State College. Taken as a whole, the collection offers wonderful insights into the growth and history of this Missouri town.
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