Sedalia author and noted historian Rebecca Carr Imhauser has just released her latest literary effort, Legendary Locals of Sedalia, published by Arcadia Publishing. The book will be available for sale starting June 3 at a price of $21.99.
The 128-page softcover book features more than 200 vintage images, many never before published, the majority of which are from private collections of local Sedalians.
The easy-to-peruse book chronicles the growth of Sedalia’s commerce, from its first merhcants who opened their businesses on dusty Main Street to entrepreneurs who established shopping malls on major highways.
There are also original photos of prominent landmarks in the Sedalia area, in addition to famous animals from Sedalia.
Anyone who has lived in Sedalia for any period of time will recognize scores of names, faces and locations as they thumb through this fascinating book, which is divided into five chapters — Foundations & Beginnings, Education & Inspiration, Business & Services, Arts & Entertainment, and Service & Freedom.
This is the sixth book project for Imhauser. All of her previous works are available for purchase online at www.beckyimhauser.com/wordpress. A former magazine and newspaper editor, Imhauser has published more than 800 articles in national periodicals. She also produces curriculum for national and international publishers.
Imhauser will be on hand to personally sign copies of Legendary Locals of Sedalia at the Katy Depot, 600 East Third Street, on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to noon, and also at Reader’s World, 1400 South Limit, on Saturday, June 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.