Despite the unwelcome clouds, St. Joseph, MO saw an unprecedented amount of visitors to the area to experience one of the most incredible events in history. Thousands of people, (an estimated 500,000), descended upon St. Joseph over the week of August 21, 2017. Visitors were represented from all 50 states and over 25 foreign countries. Local museums, attractions as well as shopping, hotels and dining establilshments recorded record attendances, as well.
At one watch party at Rosecrans Airport, a national CNN reporter recorded the scene for Anderson Cooper and could not contain her excitement.
Here are some photos of people traveling to St. Joseph, and from around the area during eclipse day. Thanks to everyone who made the trip!
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