The St. Louis that we know and love today has World War II to thank for modernizing its landscape. Following the war, the city saw a mass exodus to the suburbs, which changed how locals lived. But, what did it look like during the war? These nine photos will take you back in time:
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Though St. Louis felt far away from the front-line horrors of WWII, locals faced an unexpected era of change and uncertainty. The G.I. Bill allowed returning soldiers to settle in the suburbs, and the landscape changed as it continued to wipe away the traces of the Great Depression.
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is - she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.