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Preservation Commission to review Arrow Rock Landing nomination, consult with state officials

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Saline County Historic Preservation Commission will review a new nomination to the National Register of Historic Places at its Thursday, Jan. 3, meeting.

The commission will also host two officials from the State Historic Preservation Office, who have been invited to provide advice and information about developing local historic districts.

The property under consideration for the National Register is Arrow Rock Ferry Landing, originally known as Todd's Landing.

According to the nomination document (http://bit.ly/UwCBVs), the 8.21-acre parcel just north of Arrow Rock was used as a ferry landing as early as 1817 and was the point where William Becknell crossed the Missouri River in 1821 to begin development of the Santa Fe Trail.

The land still has visible swales created by wagon traffic from the river landing.

The property is owned by Rich Lawson of Arrow Rock and Warrensburg. He expects to attend the meeting to answer questions about the property and the nomination.

The commission is required to make a recommendation on the nomination, after which the nomination will be considered by the Saline County Commission before being submitted to SHPO.

Jo Ann Radetic, certified local government coordinator, and Tiffany Patterson, national register coordinator, plan to attend the meeting to advise the commission on creating local historic districts.

The commission has been discussing the possibility of establishing a district in Marshall.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Wood & Huston Community Room, north side of the Marshall square.


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