Chapter Five: 1904: Marthasville
– Virtual Event Aired: August 26th, 2020
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.
Ralph Pfremmer: Executive Director for Magnificent Missouri will discuss the “Country Store Corridor” and conservation efforts along this 3.5 mile stretch of the Katy Trail.
Steve Schnarr: Executive Director for Missouri River Relief, will share on how the U.S. Government, individual farmers, and levee districts reshaped the Missouri River floodplain to reduce the damage caused by flooding to agricultural lands during the past century.
Growing Up with the River” is full of some many great words that describe and connect us to Missouri! Have fun finding the Missouri words in this word search adapted from the Missouri River Country Conserving the Countryside Educational Coloring & Activity Book.
– The below image illustrates the different towns featured in Growing Up with the River.
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