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Arrow Rock: Crossroads of the Missouri Frontier
By Michael Dickey
# of Pages: 299
Publisher: Friends of Arrow Rock
At the crossroads of America, the town of Arrow Rock was established in Missouri’s Boonslick region where Indian traces, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Missouri River converge. Michael Dickey, the site administrator at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site, provides a rich narrative of Arrow Rock’s rise in politcal and economic prowess, its decline after the Civil War, and its rebirth in the twenty century as a major historic site visited by nearly 200,000 people annually. Dickey’s work is the most comprehensive history of Arrow Rock ever published and will stand as the primary reference for years to come
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Images of America: Arrow Rock
By Sandy Selby, Foreword by Thomas B. Hall III (President, Friends of Arrow Rock)
# of Pages: 128
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
From its earliest appearance in recorded history, Arrow Rock has been a destination for travelers. Native Americans came for the flint at the “rock of arrows,” Lewis and Clark noted “a cliff called the Arrow Rock,” and pioneers stocked their wagons there before heading down the Santa Fe Trail. Established in 1829, Arrow Rock grew quickly and attracted powerful citizens, including the innovative Dr. John Sappington and artist George Caleb Bingham. By the mid-1800s, Arrow Rock was a center for commerce and politics, but its prominence was short-lived. It was devastated by fires, bypassed by railroads, and abandoned by the shifting Missouri River. Its story might have ended there, but another kind of pioneer arrived in the early 20th century, when the Daughters of the American Revolution restored the deteriorating J. Huston Tavern. Other preservationists followed, and because of their commitment, today’s Arrow Rock is a National Historic Landmark with lovingly restored properties, a thriving professional theater, and citizens who believe the town’s future lies in its extraordinary past.
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