"Images of America: Bethalto", a book showcasing what the village looked like between the mid-1830's and mid-1950's is on schedule to be released at the Bethalto Homecoming according to one of the books authors. Bethalto resident Jeff Allsman wrote the book with former Mayor Steve Bryant.
He says the project started as an idea that Bryant had while still in office and that detailing such a long period of time was a challenge.
The nine chapter book chronicles the history of village in pictures and Allsman says there won't be much to read other than the introduction at the start of each chapter. The price of the book is expected to be around $20 and all proceeds will be used to cover the operating expenses of the Bethalto History Museum.