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The Santa Fe Trail crossed the Missouri River here. Landmarks include artist George Caleb Bingham's house, the circa 1834 Huston Tavern, a one-room jail, a visitor center museum, camping, hiking trails and picnicking. The Huston Tavern offers dining in an 1860s atmosphere. Arrow Rock is 13 miles north of I-70.
As early as 1805, Daniel and Nathan Boone, sons of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, processed salt from Boone's Lick Spring. A trail with interpretive panels leads to the spring. Picnic sites are available. This historic site is managed out of Arrow Rock State Historic Site. Located 12 miles northwest of Boonville on Route 187, off Route 87.
This cemetery is the burial place of Missouri governors Meredith Miles Marmaduke and Claiborne Fox Jackson, along with Dr. John Sappington, a pioneer in the use of quinine to treat malaria. All were prominent Arrow Rock citizens. The cemetery is located five miles southwest of Arrow Rock.
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