May 24

A Look Back with the County Executive: Developing Industry in St. Charles County

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 9:20 AM by County Executive

Since the 1800s, local and state leaders and companies have worked together to create jobs and improve St. Charles County’s economy. At the turn of the century, the development of the railroad, machine and shoe industries in particular made a tremendous impact on the prosperity of our community. St. Charles County was recognized nationwide for quality, and the demand for products helped keep citizens employed throughout World War I and the Great Depression.

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May 24

A Look Back with the County Executive: The Historic Courthouse

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 9:05 AM by County Executive

At the corner of Third and Jefferson streets in St. Charles is the County’s Historic Courthouse. Often mistaken for the First Missouri Capitol because of its dome and commanding presence, it is now the home of my office, as well as the County Counselor and County Council. This magnificent building took years to complete and is the second of three courthouses in our county’s history.

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Apr 23

A Look Back with the County Executive: Crime and Prohibition in St. Charles County

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 8:26 AM by County Executive

After the United States went to war against Germany in 1917, Prohibition began and the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department was expected to enforce this unpopular law. The new highways throughout the county quickly became a conduit of alcohol and other illegal commerce. This period and the following Great Depression were challenging times for law enforcement.

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