You can purchase the book “Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri” online HERE or at the following retail locations:
- Peers Store, Marthasville
- Bowood Farms, Central West End, St. Louis
- Deutschheim State Historic Site, Hermann
- Missouri History Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis
- The Designing Block, Clayton
- Parker’s Table, Richmond Heights
- Imagination Toys, Ladue
- Fern & Sycamore, Washington
- Hermann Farm and Museum, Hermann
- Labadie Station Art & Antiques, Labadie
- Bike Stop Café & Outpost, St. Charles
- Gallery Augusta, Augusta
- Left Bank Books, Central West End, St. Louis
- Ladue Pharmacy, Ladue
- Joys Collective Market, St. Charles
- St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis
- Saint Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis
- Audubon Center at Riverlands, West Alton
- Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit
- Well Read Books, Fulton
- The Book House, Maplewood
- The Arch Store, Gateway Arch Visitor Center
- Old Courthouse Gift Shop, Downtown St. Louis
- Smokehouse Market, Chesterfield
- Christopher’s Home Accents, Kirkwood
100% of the proceeds go to The Katy Land Trust.
You can also check out the book at the following libraries:
- St. Louis County Library and St. Louis County Library’s various branches
- Scenic Regional Library, Union
- Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia
- Hannibal Free Public Library, Hannibal
- Midwest Library Service, Bridgeton
About “Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri”
Stories of conservation & history along the Missouri River
For a small area, the Missouri River Valley west of St. Louis has played an outsized role in the country’s history. The last 100 miles of the longest river in America capture many stories of both the growth of our country and the accompanying changes in the river and environment.
The 112-page hardcover book, designed for young readers, is illustrated with nine original paintings by one of Missouri’s leading artists, Bryan Haynes, with an introduction by Dr. Francis Levine, President of the Missouri History Museum.
These stories take place within the lifespan of one of the book’s recurring characters – a mythical Bur Oak tree that stands near the river and gets its start in 1806. The Bur Oak is one of the grandest of all Missouri oaks and one of the longest-lived trees in the state, living up to 350 years.
“Growing Up with the River” takes a brief look at each of the nine generations that have grown up in nine different communities since Lewis and Clark plied the river for their epic Voyage of Discovery.