Driving down Main Street in Sedalia, Missouri last night.
Sedalia, Missouri was founded in 1860. Home of the Missouri State Fair, Queen City of the Prairie, The End of the Trail for cattle drives until the 1870’s.
“A lot of people, when they think of the original trail towns at the end of the cattle drive, they may think of Dodge or Wichita, Kansas, but Sedalia was the very first. We are the original cow town,” said Trail’s End committee member, Linda Oehrke Myer.
This was Archia’s Seedhouse on Main Street. Now abandoned, it once was a thriving part of Sedalia’s rich history. I look forward to this Thursday Doors weekly entry and sharing some of Sedalia’s past and present!