Next Stop: Moberly!

Location Trip Time Travel Type
Missouri 1.5 hour

The Magic City

About This Tour


After an 1866 railroad land sale, structures and businesses rapidly appeared. The town seemed to magically appear, earning Moberly the Magic City name. The town grew into a typical railroad town of that era, with a depot, hotels, saloons, restaurants, and merchants lining the streets close to the depot. Numerous homes were built outside of this bustling area, and the population began to rapidly grow. Community leaders soon began to emerge and social circles developed along with the swelling population. Come along with us on this audio tour to learn about some of the people and places that set the foundation for the Moberly of today.

This tour is presented by the City of Moberly and was made possible in part by a grant from the State Historic Preservation Office, produced with assistance from the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior and Missouri Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office. Thank you to the Randolph County Historical Society volunteers for providing the content for this tour.

All aboard? Next Stop: Moberly!

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The History of Sunday School

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