Chapter Five: 1904: Marthasville

Virtual Event: August 26th, 4pm 

La With the opening of the KATY railroad in the 1890s, these small communities became part of a new, larger world. Towns sprung up around grain elevators every ten miles or so in the flat river bottom. The railroad brought goods from the city while gathering local grain and livestock to take to faraway markets. The feared flooding of the bottomlands was a constant worry. 

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.