In April 2013, Clayton, Missouri will celebrate 100 years as a municipality. Host Don Marsh talks with author Mary Delach Leonard, who also writes for the St. Louis Beacon, about her new book, Clayton, Missouri: An Urban Story. Leonard traces the beginning of the community from a rural outpost to a progressive metropolitan hub. Mary Delach Leonard also highlights important city leaders who shaped Clayton and includes historic and contemporary photos of the community.
Melinda Leonard, media archivist and video specialist at Encyclopedia Britannica, contributed to the book. Her academic research has focused on culture and memory in St. Louis and the Metro East.
Contemporary photography for the book is by Mark Scott Abeln.