Saturday, October 11, 2008

Arrow Rock

The weather was beautiful today. We decided to take a road trip to Arrow Rock. Population of 79. I've only been here one other time, many moons ago. It is such a clean, quaint little town with a huge heart. My friend Susan has a son majoring in photo journalism at MU. Shane Epping and two other editors along with 25 photographers did a book project on Arrow Rock. They took pictures and interviewed all of the population. The book is absolutely wonderful. If you get an opportunity check it out on www.arrowrockarts.org. It's called "Arrow Rock Where the Past is the Future". All of the profits from the book go to the tiny town of Arrow Rock. The people there were so appreciative they treated all of the students like kings and queens once the book was complete. Special dinners and keys to the city. After viewing the book, I decided I must return to this sleepy little town. And, all it did was make me wish for $$$$ so I can fix up a cozy home and live there quietly too.




Wonderful old homes. We hope to return soon to see more of the fantastic homes here. The streets were so crowed with cars it was difficult to get around.




Artwork...


Lots and lots of pottery...






Mums...


Caners. I believe she said she would charge $25 a square...


Rug making demonstration...


Toys...


This man was working very intently on his chairs...


Hickory, oak, cherry, you name it...


A furry fella enjoying the day...
Dried gourd displays...



The Christian Church...

Another beautiful, HUGE home...


This old tree was growing at the corner of the lot of the brick home. There was a tree within a tree...


A cute little house...

Carriage rides down mainstreet...
The newspaper office/meeting hall...



More craft wares...
Bread bowl making demonstration...

The courthouse, my camera didn't do very well here for some reason, only 1 other pic turned out
The courtroom. There was also a fireplace in the back and the judge's chambers. Men must have been super tiny back then. A small twin size bed and a chair with a small desk inhabited his area. Ink wells and quills to write your name. A seal to seal the deal...

Where the water runs on a rainy day...

A broom-making demonstration...

An arrowhead demonstration...



Making homemade paper. This lady was awful kind to tell us all about it. The official papermaker went to get something to eat so she explained the steps to creating the sheets of paper. You can see them hanging to dry on the dryer behind her. 50 cents a sheet.


The paste to make homemade paper. You can see one hanging to dry in the background.



After we left the crowed streets of Arrowrock, we headed back south and took a right to Blackwater. They were having a little street festival too. I only got one picture of the Native Americans doing their thing.


Oops, I forgot about this one. This is a little flower garden between two old buildings.

Maybe when the snow falls and the homes are lit in Christmas splendor we will return for more photos...

17 comments:

justabeachkat said...

Gosh Lisa, I would have loved going with you. What fun! Great photos.

Hugs!
Kat

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Thanks for sharing, I just loved everything, your pictures were great just like being there...well almost:)
Rondell

Charli and me said...

That looks like so much fun! I wish I lived in a small town like that. All of your pictures were wonderful.

~TJ~ said...

I enjoy visits like this...thanks for all of the pictures!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

I love finding places like that! Looks like a great place to live!
Thanks for sharing with us.

Cinlyn said...

I live not far from Arrow Rock and I've managed to get there a couple times....I remember reading that this was a festival weekend but I had other things going on so once again missed out! LOL....where 'bouts do you live? I'm up in southern randolph county.

Lisa said...

Small world isn't it? I live in Macon Co. We've probably crossed paths...

Farmchick said...

Hey that was fun! Thanks for sharing all the photos!
~Tania

Cinlyn said...

LOL...we probably have! I was just in Macon on Sunday...made a quick stop at BF then went to see "Steel Magolia's".

CIELO said...

Hi Lisa.... what a cute and lovely little town! Love the country side, the pretty houses, the "easy going" life style and smiling friendly people.... I was right there with you--did you see me?

In another note now, I have to tell ya... my "toenail" hunting experience was awesome! (you made me laugh at that one!) Got a small deer and ate it all by my self too! Hehehe, gosh, I look like one of the ogre in Disney's Bridge to Terabithia... :)

You have a lovely day my friend.

Hugs

Cielo

Becky K. said...

That looks like so much fun!

What a wonderful day.

Thanks for sharing all of those pictures.

Thanks for your comment on my blog today. Hang in there. Things will be better....

Becky K.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Lisa you must of had the time of your life! Wish I went with ya! Your captured everything wonderful in your pictures! What a sweet little town! Ahhhhhhhhhh.

Hugs,
Maryjane

Rue said...

Hi Lisa :)

I loved this tour! What a wonderful place to live :)

The homes were gorgeous!

rue

Brenda said...

Oh I would have loved that day. What a great tour you took us on.

Susie Q said...

Thjis is something I would love! It looks just wonderful..so much fun!

I loved seeing all the pictures!

Love,
Sue

shaybert said...

Oh how fun! I have been wanting to go to Arrow Rock. My son is also in Columbia in the PharmD program which is actually through UMKC. I can't wait to go check out that little town! blessings, Shay

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

What a delightful day! Wish I could have been there.

Smiles,
Lea