French cartographer Guillaume Delisle used the descriptions to make the area's first reasonably accurate map. There are several unique shops and restaurants throughout the area.
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For nearly a century, Sedalia's economy was tied to the railroads. After the KATY reduced its operations in the 20th century, its railroad right-of-way through much of Missouri was converted to a mile paved trail. This has been the largest new trail developed in the nation among the late 20th-century federal and state " Rails to Trails " projects. Sedalia was made a military post early in the war and remained such until its close in For this reason it was an active theater of operations for military supplies and an objective point for capture by "the boys in gray.
The progress of the city was retarded [during that time]. Sentiment in the county was about evenly divided. During the Civil War, despite the presence of the Union soldiers guarding the railroad, Sedalia was almost taken by the Confederate forces of Major General Sterling Price. Some 1, of General Joseph O.
Crawford and Lieutenant Colonel John [? Jeff Thompson arrived in Sedalia, he ordered his men to stop the destruction and moved them on, leaving Sedalia in Union hands. While the Civil War delayed development of the town in some respects, Sedalia was the terminus of the railroad for three years. Once the war was over, many of the thousands of Union soldiers who had been stationed more or less permanently at Sedalia and recognized its potential, made the choice to migrate there from their former homes in other areas.
The population grew rapidly. When the Salvation Army was established in Sedalia in , the Army's founder, William Booth , traveled from London to attend the event. When Captain George Parks was asked by The Sedalia Democrat why William Booth had purposed to locate "his salvation army" in Sedalia, Parks responded, "Because Sedalia is a desperately wicked city and if souls can be won to Christ in Sedalia, they can be won to Christ anywhere.
Parks was later beaten so severely in downtown Sedalia that he traveled home to Chicago where he died nearly a year later from his wounds, making him the first martyr for The Salvation Army in the United States. The expansion of the railroad and cattle drives in the late 19th century brought many male laborers to the rough town on the frontier. It sparked the related rise of a notorious " red light district ," with numerous prostitutes who did business with the men in saloons and brothels, which also featured musical entertainments.
As more families settled in the area, they made the culture more stable, creating institutions such as schools and churches. In the late 20th century, structural changes in the railroads meant the loss of many industrial jobs, but the city has held on to a population close to its peak while developing new bases for the economy.
The city is informally known as the "Trailer Capital of the Midwest," due to the high number of trailer manufacturers and dealers in the area. Residents have emphasized the colorful history of the town for heritage tourism, and identified many significant historic structures for state and national recognition.
Good quality retail and craft items are sold in the historic districts and buildings of the city. Sedalia has a typical temperate climate. As with most continental climates, the micropolitan area has four seasons. Springs in Sedalia are noted for their rainy days and variable temperatures. Thunderstorms are common and tornadoes occur during this time of year. Summers are usually hot and humid, with droughts occurring during several summers. Autumns are usually cool and rainy, although several days of warm weather are not uncommon.
Winters are generally cold, with snow accumulating several days of the winter season. Although not as common, ice storms occur as well. Sedalia had a population of around people in , and what was described as a "bona fide population" of around 1, in As of the census  of , there were 21, people, 8, households, and 5, families residing in the city. The population density was 1, There were 9, housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the city was Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.
There were 8, households of which The average household size was 2. The median age in the city was As of the census  of , there are 20, people in the city, organized into 8, households and 5, families. The population density is 1, There are 9, housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the city is There are 8, households out of which The average household size is 2. In the city, the population is spread out with The median age is 36 years.
For every females, there are For every females age 18 and over, there are Out of the total population, After securing the property on which to build, and having gained voter approval of a tax to support the library, the Board laid the cornerstone in The building was completed in July Sedalia is home to the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art ,  named after its primary benefactor, Sedalia radiologist and art collector Harold Daum.
The building was once a Jewish Synagogue and features many Historical artifacts from all periods of Pettis County history. A fact sheet is not available for this ETF.
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