Bicentennial Reenactment of the First Missouri Train Robbery
Join us September 25-26, 2021 for the Bicentennial Reenactment of the First Missouri Train Robbery. The Allen Train Robbery replays an actual event in Allen, MO (now, a part of Moberly) where in August of 1861 coin and currency being transferred from a Fayette, MO bank to St. Louis, MO bank for safekeeping. While being unloaded from a buckboard at Allen on to a train of the North Missouri Railroad, Confederate Partisans “re-took” the coin and currency without a shot being fired, and, according to many stories from that era all coin and currency was returned to the Fayette bank.
During minitrain rides, junior high youth will be portraying the Confederate Partisans who will stop the train in the prairie that was Allen, MO. After searching the train and finding the “gold,” passengers will be treated to a gold-foil covered chocolate coin when they return to Lions Station to deboard. Care will be taken to explain the event prior to leaving Lions Station. Our youth actors will be given training so as not to frighten even the smallest of children.