Boone's Lick State Historic Site, Arrow Rock

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Boone's Lick State Historic Site is located in Missouri, United States, four miles east of Arrow Rock. The park was established in 1960 around one of the saltwater springs that was used in the early 19th century. It was named after Nathan and Daniel Morgan Boone, sons of Daniel Boone, who produced salt from the springs. The springs lent their name to the Boone's Lick Country, the first major American settlement in Missouri, and the Boone's Lick Road, which traversed wilderness from St. Charles, Missouri to the boomtown of Franklin, Missouri, in the early 1800s.
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  • Walking from the parking area of this remote historic site, is very peaceful and quiet. You will come upon a kiosk and to the right of this outbuilding is the grave of a young teenager who fell into.....  more »
  • If you are willing to drive 10 miles into the country and take a half mile hike, you will get to see where salt was manufactured in Missouri on a large scale that made the journey to settle the West.....  more »
  • Another beautiful state park here in Missouri
  • Very interesting historical site, learned a lot about the salt importance in the 19 century.

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