Fords Unlimited Past Events / Fall Color Tour 2015

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Our Fall Color Tour was held on a cool but sunny October 18th. Our club ventured down Highway 21 through “blood ally” on our way to the Missouri Mines State Historic Site. Nestled deep within the eastern Ozarks is an area known as the Old Lead Belt. It is a major part of the great Southeast Missouri lead district, the premier lead mining district of the world. The mining industry in this area has played an important role in Missouri's economic and social fabric for more than 280 years. Missouri Mines State Historic Site preserves the historically significant structures and artifacts of the largest mine-mill complex in the Old Lead Belt, and interprets the historic role of mineral resources and the mining industry in Missouri. With the exception of a exhaust problem on the Mauzy’s Raptor, the trip went well. Our own “Commodore Rich” got to man the mines version of a Boss 302. Our trip leader, Syl Biermann made the entire trip with no Uturns, a first in many years of our travels. Then it was on to the Weingarten Vineyard’s for a finale to our trip.

We finished our fall outing with a stop at the Weingarten Vineyards in Weingarten, Missouri. We had visited their facility a couple of years ago and we were well pleased both then and now. We started with some wine tasting and finished with a fine buffet of beef and chicken, a great way to finish our year’s outdoor club events. We thank the Biermann’s for all of their work on setting up our tour and especially to Syl Biermann who did a quick recovery from a stomach flue and head cold to guide us through our journey.

Some photo’s provided by Donna Layton, Sharon Apollo, and Dan Kelly

2015 Fall Color Tour
2015 Fall Color Tour