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Augusta in St. Charles County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Augusta to Dutzow

Points of Interest

 
 
Augusta to Dutzow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
1. Augusta to Dutzow Marker
Inscription.  From Augusta to Dutzow along Katy Trail State Park is 7.70 miles. Augusta has a strong German heritage like many other lower Missouri River towns. This area has several wineries open to the public. Founded in 1836, Augusta has preserved storefronts associated with the town's boom of the 1890s, the decade the Katy Railroad arrived. These buildings can be seen from the trailhead, but most of the town lies up the hill, away from the flood-prone Missouri River bottom. The river has shifted away from the town since its founding.

The former rail stop of Nona at milepost 69.6 still has a tin grain elevator and old storefront. Both are on private property. Around milepost 71, trail users can look to the left across the river bottom toward Washington.

One of the many wineries in this region is accessible from milepost 73.6. German immigrants brought a tradition of winemaking to this "Rhineland" stretch of the Missouri River, and these hills proved suitable for vineyards. At one time, Missouri ranked second among states in U.S. wine production.

South from the Dutzow trailhead, Katy visitors may take a side trip via
Augusta to Dutzow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
2. Augusta to Dutzow Marker
highways 94 and 47 to the old German town of Washington, four miles one way. The bridge across the Missouri River, however has no separate bicycle or pedestrian lane. An Amtrak station in Washington offers service west via Jefferson City and SEdalia and east to the St. Louis area.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Katy Trail State Park series list.
 
Location. 38° 34.191′ N, 90° 52.886′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker is on Public Street south of Water Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5543 Water Street, Augusta MO 63332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Augusta to Matson (here, next to this marker); Missouri Wine (here, next to this marker); H. S. Clay House Bed & Breakfast and Guest Cottage (approx. ¼ mile away); The Boone Trace (approx. 5.4 miles away); Matson to Augusta (approx. 5.4 miles away); Matson to Weldon Spring (approx. 5.4 miles away); Daniel Boone's Missouri Golden Years (approx. 5.4 miles away); Daniel Boone Judgment Tree Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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