Chapter Eight: 1986: Augusta

Virtual Event Aired: September 16th, 2020

Augusta’s hillsides had been filled with vineyards until Prohibition arrived in 1920 and most of the grapevines were destroyed. In the 1960s, Missouri wineries began planning grapes again. The closing of the KATY railroad in 1984 offered yet another opportunity for a new chapter in the life of the town. 

Special Guests:
David Kelly, Deputy Director for Missouri State Parks, will discuss the acquisition and the development of the Katy Trail State Park – its history, uses, and future initiatives. 
Dan Burkhardt, founder of the Katy Land Trust (KLT), will discuss conservation and advocacy efforts along the Katy Trail.
As highlighted in Chapter 8 of “Growing Up with the River” the Monarch butterflies migrate south through Missouri in late September and early October. In this activity you will create your very own Monarch stick puppet to fly around! This easy and fun stick puppet activity is the perfect craft for celebrating the migration of the Monarch butterfly!
The below image illustrates the different towns featured in Growing Up with the River.  
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