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1908 Flood, Missori River near Weston
1908 Flood, Missori River near Weston
Title1908 Flood, Missori River near Weston
DescriptionPostcard of the Missori River near Weston during the 1908 Flood
Historical ArticleA post card of June, 1908, pictures floodwaters of the Missouri River at Weston.

The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad tracks remain above the floodwaters, along with the depot at the foot of Weston's Main Street, near the center of the picture.

Weston, founded by Southern settlers in 1826, had wharf facilities on the Missouri river. But the Missouri made a new river bed and new course during one of the great floods. Today the river flows some two miles west of Weston, oldest town in the Platte purchase in continuous existence.

In 1970 the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad merged with three other railroads, the Great Northern, the Northern Pacific, and the Seattle, Portland & Spokane to form the Burlington Northern. In December, 1980, the Frisco joined the merger.

Millions of dollars have been spent on the old roadbed. The line through Weston is the main line between Omaha and Kansas City. Passenger service to Weston was discontinued April 30, 1971.

Today, three or four trains a day carry coal on this line to Kansas City and beyond for delivery to power companies.

Kansas City Times
June 25, 1982

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local Subject1908 Flood
Weston, Missouri
Missouri River
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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