Historical View of Forest City


Forest City, in Holt County, has a rich history. From the time it was platted in 1857, through its days as a major port on the Missouri River and industrial years supporting a brewery and cannery, to its evolvement into a quiet farming community, Forest City has remained a vital part of Holt County history. On Sunday, June 9, the Holt County Historical Society provided a walking tour of Forest City’s historic buildings, including St. Patrick’s Church and City Hall, as well as a trip to its still-working drug store.