Weston, Missouri and the Red Barn…pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins!
Weston was at one time the second largest port on the Missouri river, surpassing both Kansas City and St. Joseph, however a flood in 1881 shifted the river into an old channel some 2 miles away. In 1850 over 265 steamboats a year docked at the Port of Weston. Weston Missouri once a large thriving town has lost much of its population but has not lost its charm. ( I posted more last year about Weston, Missouri and it’s colorful history. )
It has a quaint downtown with some fun shops and restaurants.
William Buffalo Bill Cody was at one time a resident of Weston, and the town was a major “jumping off” point for the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail and the California Gold Rush.
A must do in Weston is a stop at the Red Barn to get your pumpkins (or pick some apples)! (more pictures). It is not autumn until I get my pumpkin at the Red Barn.