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  • Copyright: 2010-07-27
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Washington Landing, as the settlement was called in the early 1800s, was a popular river port along the Missouri River. Many German immigrants were attracted to the rolling hills and valley reminiscent of their homeland, and other settlers saw potential as well. The settlement grew quickly, and by the time the town of Washington was officially established in 1839, it was the most prosperous town in Franklin County. John B. Busch established a brewery in Washington in 1854 and produced the first Busch Beer. Franz Schwarzer began manufacturing what would become his world-famous zither (a German, stringed musical instrument) in 1866. Henry Tibbe began making corncob pipes around 1869, and Washington later became known as the "Corncob Pipe Capital of the World." Today Washington holds the state record for the most buildings on the National Register of Historic Places and hosts four museums, including the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame. Nestled in the heart of Missouri wine country, Washington draws thousands of visitors to the area each year.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Early Washingtonp. 11
Business as Usualp. 19
Churches and Schoolsp. 51
People, Life, and Timesp. 61
Celebrations and Paradesp. 99
Life on the Riverp. 111
Washington Todayp. 121
Bibliographyp. 126
About Washington Historical Societyp. 127
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