Northwest of Kansas City, Missouri is the historic town of Parkville, Missouri, home to Park University which was established in 1870. The region was claimed in the early 1800's and was a common stop over for steamboats on the mighty Missouri River. By 1838 David English sold his claim to Colonel George S. Park for a 99 year lease shortly after the Platte Purchase from the Native Americans which opened the area for settlement.
Parkville has been a survivor of numerous conflicts over slavery, whiskey and floods. In 1855, the Industrial Luminary newspaper was believed to be abolitionist and was raided by a pro-slavery mob who threw the printing press in the river. The result spurred the bloody Border War. With Kansas just across the river, the town has seen and overcome great challenges.
On this November day the fog boils off the river valley revealing an amazing sunrise and surreal view of days gone by as if to lift the soles lost to hatred and violence.
Filmed with a DJI Phantom 4, edited and color graded with Sony Vegas. The majority of this film was shot in autonomous mode, entirely hands off with the Litchi app using preprogrammed waypoints. Portions of the film have been sped up to compress the time over the vast distances covered. Flown within visual flight ranges, max altitude 375ft AGL. Music by Random Forest, "Iowa" courtesy of the Music Bed.