Gentle readers, Friends of Historic Augusta has posted Part 1 of the Stacks of Labadie. In this episode, you can read about the building of the Union Electric (now Ameren) power plant in the late 60s to early 70s.
In doing so, you will meet your Augusta neighbor, Ray Neuberger, a boilermaker who helped build the plant. You will also get Steve Sehrt’s take on the plant. And you may not want to, but you’ll meet the new vulture in town, i.e., the black vulture, not to be confused with the turkey vulture we are all familiar with.
Miranda has posted part 2 in which you’ll meet a retired technician at Labadie, along with the president of the Labadie Environmental Organization. Moreover, Kevin Massmann will tell us about fishing by the plant outflow into the Missouri River.
This link will let you access all the stories which have been posted on the museum’s website. https://www.augustamomuseum.com/tell-it-like-it-was-stories
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