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East St. Louis, Year by Year

 

 

Author Bill Nunes has divided the history of East St. Louis into seven fairly well-defined periods.  To read about how the city and the area have developed over the years, click on any of the headings listed below.

 

Struggle For Empire: Early Origins to 1815

Supply Depot for the City of St. Louis: 1817-1861

The Search for a Seperate Identity: 1862-1889

Pittsburgh Of The West/Queen City - The Golden Age: 1890-1920

Roaring Twenties, the Depression and Wartime Prosperity: 1920-1945

The Connors and Fields Nostalgia Years: 1945-1965

Economic Collapse and the Struggle for a New Identity: 1965-Present

 

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