Chapter Six: 1932: Washington

Virtual Event: September 2nd, 4pm 

Even though the country was in the Great Depression, the Missouri River was creating activity in Washington – both on the river and in its busy downtown. Projects to tame the flooding of the river were underway and the construction on the city’s first bridge across the Missouri was about to begin. A few miles east in Gray Summit, the countryside provided a refuge for a valued orchid collection from St. Louis.

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.