Chapter Eight: 1986: Augusta
– Virtual Event: September 16th, 4pm
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.
– More information on the activity for this chapter will be released soon.
– The below image illustrates the different towns featured in Growing Up with the River. Follow along as we embark on this storytelling journey, every Wednesday through September 30th!
Photo courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society and the Missouri History Museum.