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.