Belleville: 1914 and Beyond(Images of America: Illinois)

Belleville: 1914 and Beyond(Images of America: Illinois)

  • Author: Judith A. Belleville
  • Type: Paperback
  • Pages: 130 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781531668785
  • Edition Language: English


  • In 1914, celebrants marked the anniversary of the founding of Belleville, Illinois, by observing the progress the city had made since it was established a hundred years before.

    In that time, it had become a regional hub for surrounding communities, with robust commercial, manufacturing, coal-mining, and agricultural sectors. Over the next century, the automobile, wars, economic depression, and technological innovation transformed daily life in ways unimaginable to those citizens of 1914.

    Bellevilleans civic volunteerism would serve the city well as Belleville approached its bicentennial. In 2011, the National Civic League designated it an All-American City.