Business View Magazine | March 2020

321 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MARCH 2020 MISSOURI F or more than two centuries, people have been drawn to Liberty, Missouri, and the attraction continues today for a wealth of reasons. American settlers began to arrive in the Liberty area in the early 1800s, and by 1822, the settlement had grown to become the County seat for Clay County. Incorporated in 1829, Liberty is the second-oldest incorporated town west of the Mississippi River. During the 1830s, the Liberty Landing was one of several steamboat docks located along the Missouri River. As Liberty was the “jumping off” point for the frontier and westward expansionists, the Liberty Landing was a disembarking location for merchandise and early settlers coming from St. Louis and other points east. The steamboats would fire a cannon when they were several miles away from Liberty to give merchants and LIBERTY, History in the making