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The entire village of Arrow Rock has been designated a National Historic Landmark recognizing its association with Westward Expansion, the Santa Fe Trail and artist George Caleb Bingham.
Up and ComingOn Saturday, August 1
The First Saturday finale for 2015 will feature two presentations at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center related to the Santa Fe Trail.
At 10 a.m., Margaret Hall will discuss “Floral Designs Inspired by the Santa Fe Trail.” This will be a demonstration of floral designs that are inspired by the geography and cultures encountered by those who made the journey from the rivers and prairies of Missouri to the high country of northern New Mexico, with an emphasis on uncomplicated designs that could be used in the home today. Margaret is a past-president of the Westport Garden club and corresponding secretary for the national board of the Garden Club of America.
Then at 11 a.m., Margaret’s husband, Dr. Tom Hall, will present “Medicine on the Santa Fe Trail.” He will explain how disease and trauma affected the success of this 850-mile route of commerce and trade from the Boonslick District of Missouri to the capital of New Mexico. Copies of his book by the same title will be available for purchase. Dr. Hall is a retired professor from the Kansas University Medical School and president of the Friends of Arrow Rock.
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George Caleb Bingham
in Arrow Rock
George Caleb Bingham House,
1837 | One of America’s great 19th century artists, Bingham is famous for his portraits and scenes of river life and politics. He built this Federal style house in Arrow Rock and lived here intermittently through the 1840s. Fortunately for us, in an age before photography existed, George Caleb Bingham recorded for us the images of his Missouri.