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The Resource Arrow Rock : the story of a Missouri village, Authorene Wilson Phillips

Arrow Rock : the story of a Missouri village, Authorene Wilson Phillips

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Arrow Rock : the story of a Missouri village
Title
Arrow Rock
Title remainder
the story of a Missouri village
Statement of responsibility
Authorene Wilson Phillips
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Arrow Rock, so named because Native Americans once went there to shape their arrowheads from the flint found along the Missouri River, is a small historic village. Today fewer than one hundred people call Arrow Rock home, but its scenic location and rich history continue to attract thousands of visitors every year. In June 1804, the Corps of Discovery passed 2the big arrow rock,3 as William Clark noted in his journal, 2a handsome spot for a town . . the situation is elegant, commanding and healthy, the land about it fine, well-timbered and watered.3 Settlers soon arrived, some bringing slaves who developed the large farms; the village that was established grew slowly but saw profits from trade on the river. The beginnings of trade in the far west, the gold rush, and the Civil War all had profound effects on the settlers. Meanwhile, area residents were having an effect on the world. George Caleb Bingham, who became known as the 2Missouri artist,3 participated in the founding of the town and built a home there, and Dr. John Sappington, an early resident of Arrow Rock, saved thousands of lives by perfecting a treatment for malaria. Also calling Arrow Rock home were numerous influential politicians, including three governors, M. M. Marmaduke, Claiborne Fox Jackson, and John Sappington Marmaduke. Life changed after the Civil War, and Arrow Rock changed, too. As railroads and major highways bypassed the town, many people moved away and fewer came through. Arrow Rock provides insight into the progression of history and its effects on one small Missouri town. The story of this village, now a historic site, brings to life the history of America: early days of settlement, an era of prosperity and power for some and incredible hardship for others, wars, a decline, and a rebirth. In addition, the long roll call of those who visited the area provides a history of the opening of the West. This book will prove valuable to those interested in Missouri history; the developing nation; and the geographical, political, and recreational forces that were at work as so many came{u2013}and went. Like a visit to Arrow Rock itself, this book allows readers to step back into history and appreciate a time when the river was the highway."--Publishers website
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DLC
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1938-
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Phillips, Authorene Wilson
Dewey number
977.8/47
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F474.A77
LC item number
P48 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri heritage readers
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Arrow Rock (Mo.)
Label
Arrow Rock : the story of a Missouri village, Authorene Wilson Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pierre à Fleche, 1673-1813 -- The Arrow Rock, 1814-1820 -- A stop on the Santa Fe Trail, 1821-1828 -- New Philadelphia becomes Arrow Rock, 1829-1844 -- Developing center, 1844-1859 -- A place to be, then a place to be from, 1860-1887 -- Sleepy village, 1888-1949 -- Historic site, 1950-2000
Control code
57549900
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780826215758
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005002032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Arrow Rock : the story of a Missouri village, Authorene Wilson Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pierre à Fleche, 1673-1813 -- The Arrow Rock, 1814-1820 -- A stop on the Santa Fe Trail, 1821-1828 -- New Philadelphia becomes Arrow Rock, 1829-1844 -- Developing center, 1844-1859 -- A place to be, then a place to be from, 1860-1887 -- Sleepy village, 1888-1949 -- Historic site, 1950-2000
Control code
57549900
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780826215758
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005002032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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