Located at the crossroads of the Missouri River and the Santa Fe Trail, Arrow Rock represents a microcosm of Missouri's frontier experience. Here unfolded the pageant of Native American occupation, European exploration, conflict and commerce, westward immigration and town founding. By the mid-19th century, Arrow Rock was one of the busiest trade centers on the lower Missouri River. Today it is a quaint village that beckons travelers to discover the past of Missouri's Frontier.
Michael Dickey has been employed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, since 1985. He became the administrator of Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Sappington Cemetery, and Boone’s Lick State Historic Site in 1995. His articles have appeared in various historical publications, and he is a frequent speaker at workshops and public forums.
Published by the Friends of Arrow Rock, paperback, 2004. 299 pages.