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Bill Caldwell: Streetcar lines tied suburbs to Joplin

Bill Caldwell: Streetcar lines tied suburbs to Joplin

Jan. 3—One of the myths that dogged Joplin boosters in the first two decades of the last century was that the city was nothing more than an overgrown mining camp — a transient, flash-in-the-pan town, sure to be abandoned if the lead and zinc mines played out. Boosters looked for all kinds of counters to this myth. The wealth of its residents,...

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