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a store almost in sight iowa and the midwest experience series editor William B. Friedricks, Iowa History Center at Simpson College The University of Iowa Press gratefully acknowledges Humanities Iowa for its generous support of the Iowa and the Midwest Experience series. A Store Almost in Sight the economic transformation of missouri from the louisiana purchase to the civil war jeff bremer University of Iowa Press, Iowa City University of Iowa Press, Iowa City 52242 Copyright © 2014 by the University of Iowa Press www.uiowapress.org Printed in the United States of America Design by Ashley Muehlbauer No part of this book may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the publisher. All reasonable steps have been taken to contact copyright holders of material used in this book. The publisher would be pleased to make suitable arrangements with any whom it has not been possible to reach. The University of Iowa Press is a member of Green Press Initiative and is committed to preserving natural resources. Printed on acid-free paper isbn: 978-1-60938-226-1, 1-60938-226-9 (pbk) isbn: 978-1-60938-247-6, 1-60938-247-1 (ebk) lccn: 2013953624 For Yana Reid, beloved wife, and in memory of Henry George Welcome, 1916–2003 ...