Route AA, Arrow Rock Missouri
Shaded by large cedar trees, Sappington Cemetery is the resting place of several Arrow Rock citizens prominent during the past century, including two Missouri governors - Gov. Meredith Miles Marmaduke, a Santa Fe trader, and Missouri's Confederate governor, Claiborne F. Jackson. During the Civil War, when Missouri had two governors, Jackson established a government in exile in Texas. Jackson was married at various times to three daughters of Arrow Rock's Dr. John Sappington, who also is buried in this historic cemetery. Dr. Sappington was a pioneer in the use of quinine to treat malaria.
Other Missouri State Parks nearby:
(Arrow Rock) Boone's Lick State Historic Site
(Sedalia) Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site
(Higginsville) Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
(Columbia) Finger Lakes State Park
(Jefferson City) Jefferson Landing SHS/Missouri St Museum
(Columbia) Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site
11/20 Coming to The Arrow Rock area
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.
Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.