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Arrow Rock State Historic Site
ARROW ROCK TAVERN.jpg
Map showing the location of Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Location in Missouri
Location Arrow Rock, Saline, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 39°04′00″N 92°56′41″W / 39.06667°N 92.94472°W / 39.06667; -92.94472
ARROW ROCK STATE HISTORIC SITE Latitude and Longitude:

39°04′00″N 92°56′41″W / 39.06667°N 92.94472°W / 39.06667; -92.94472
Area167.39 acres (67.74 ha) [1]
Established1923 [2]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Arrow Rock State Historic Site Bridge
Nearest city Arrow Rock, Missouri
Arealess than one acre
Built1937
Built byWPA
ArchitectNPS
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP reference # 85000516 [3]
Added to NRHPMarch 4, 1985

Arrow Rock State Historic Site is an open-air museum encompassing a geographic formation and a portion of the village of Arrow Rock, Missouri. The park is part of the Arrow Rock Historic District, a National Historic Landmark, and commemorates the history of the area as a key stop on the Santa Fe Trail.

A visitor center museum features exhibits about Arrow Rock and the Boone's Lick country. The Bingham Home, built by artist George Caleb Bingham, is a historic house museum furnished as in the 1880s. The 1834 Huston Tavern is a restaurant. A walking tour of the site includes the old courthouse, town doctor's home, stone jail, and other historic buildings. The park's amenities also include camping facilities and hiking trails. [4]

The bridge and shelters were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. [3]

Works Progress Administration works at Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Works Progress Administration works at Arrow Rock State Historic Site, near Arrow Rock, Missouri, are works built by Works Progress Administration workers during 1934 to 1937. [5]:10,21 These include:

  • Arrow Rock State Historic Site Bridge, at Arrow Rock State Historic Site, southeast of Arrow Rock, Missouri (National Park Service and Works Progress Administration), NRHP-listed. It is a three arch span stone bridge. [5]:8
  • Arrow Rock State Historic Site Grave Shelter, Arrow Rock State Historic Site, southeast of Arrow Rock, Missouri (National Park Service and Works Progress Administration), NRHP-listed
  • Arrow Rock State Historic Site Lookout Shelter, Arrow Rock State Historic Site, east of Arrow Rock, Missouri (National Park Service and Works Progress Administration), NRHP-listed
  • Arrow Rock State Historic Site Open Shelter

References

  1. ^ "Missouri State Park Advisory Board Annual Report 2008". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  2. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  3. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. ^ "Arrow Rock State Historic Site". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  5. ^ a b James M. Denny and Bonita Marie Wright (November 7, 1984). "Emergency Conservation Work Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 Thematic Resources". National Park Service.

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