Big Muddy Speaker Series

2017-05-10 18:00:00 - 2017-05-10 20:30:00

Big Muddy Speaker Series

Arrow Rock in the 1800s:A Missouri River Town

Speaker: Robin Machiran with Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis, Inc.
Robin will be talking about the town of Arrow Rock which was established in 1829 amid the thriving Little Dixie agricultural economy. The land that was to become Arrow Rock was the location of short lived Ft. Sibley.
In 1817, a ferry was established across the Missouri River in Howard County with its landing at Arrow Rock. Arrow Rock is considered a starting point for the Santa Fe Trail. Steamboat traffic along the Missouri River also found Arrow Rock a convenient landing spot, increasing its appeal.Those living in the area met to elect commissioners to select a location and lay out a town. On June 24, 1829, land was donated by Burton Lawless and John Bingham to establish the town of Arrow Rock.
Please join us to hear more this historic river town



Where: Big A's on the Riverfront, 308 N. Main St., St. Charles, Mo 63301 

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!