River Town/Thursday Doors

I sent my youngest daughter on a mission last Thursday while I was home trying to get over a case of the flu. She was questioning my request. “Doors? You want pictures of doors?” Yes, I told her, pretty ones, interesting ones. You got this. She hesitated but then said ok as she beebopped out the door.

Her destination, Rocheport, Missouri to stroll with her boyfriend along the Katy Trail and walk around that rivertown to basically enjoy an afternoon together. (they’re in love)

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Since I have no idea what these doors are connected to, I’ll just give some information on Rocheport.

  • Founded in 1825. Missouri joined statehood in 1821.
  • They offer a winery, bed and breakfasts, restuarants and a nice variety of quaint little shops.
  • Historically, it was a trading post for early settlers and Native Americans and was near a stopping point (where the Missouri River meets Moniteau Creek) for Lewis and Clark on their well-known expedition. rocheportmo2)
  • Population at 2010 census –239

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  • The village was noted by Zebulon Pike in 1806 (July 17, 1806 journal entry, The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike. ed. Elliot Coues, Vol. 2, (1895) Harper, New York)
  • The Flood of 93 covered a major portion of the town. So glad it was restored! Read some about the flood here.
  • This coming Saturday 22 thru the 29 they are celebrating Octoberfest. You are welcome Rocheport for the free publicity 🙂

A wonderful place to visit away from the hustle and bustle of bigger cities if you’re ever in Mid-Missouri. The view in Autumn along the bluffs of the river are stunning!

Click the link below and find Norm’s blue button at the bottom of his Doors post for more outstanding entries.

Thursday Doors

 

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