Author of 340 travel guides still appreciates his Mid-Missouri roots

Arthur Frommer and his wife, Roberta, talk with Sabra Tull Meyer at the Lewis and Clark Trailhead Plaza during the couple’s stop in Jefferson City in 2009. Sabra Tull Meyer is the sculpter of the statues.

Arthur Frommer and his wife, Roberta, talk with Sabra Tull Meyer at the Lewis and Clark Trailhead Plaza during the couple’s stop in Jefferson City in 2009. Sabra Tull Meyer is the sculpter of the statues. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Arthur Frommer thought Jefferson City was the Athens of America when he lived here as a boy in the 1930s and ’40s.

Now the publisher of more than 340 travel guides a year to destinations across the globe, Frommer lives in New York City, but still appreciates his Mid-Missouri roots.

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Frommer is the son of European and Asian immigrants who received their citizenship in Jefferson City. When his father was transferred from ....

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