(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1525]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      HONORING THE CITY OF WESTON


                            HON. SAM GRAVES

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize the 
City of Weston, Missouri, as the residents celebrate the 175th 
anniversary of the founding of their community.
  Weston was a mid-nineteenth century Missouri River port community, 
the second largest port on the river, second only to St. Louis. In 
1850, over 300 steamboats a year docked at the Port of Weston. The 
population soared to 5,000, surpassing both Kansas City and St. Joseph. 
Floods, fires, and the Civil War contributed to a decline in 
population, but not in spirit. In 1972, a major portion of the early 
town was designated an Historic District and placed on the National 
Register of Historic Places having retained a substantial portion of 
its early residences and commercial structures. Weston is a gem in the 
6th Congressional District featuring antebellum homes, museums, walking 
tours, and a historic shopping district. Many of the antique, home 
furnishing, gift shops and restaurants are located in buildings built 
prior to the Civil War.
  Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in celebrating with the 
City of Weston during their 175th anniversary festivities.