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Boone's Lick State Historic Site
BOONSLICK STATE PARK.jpg
The springs and remains of the saltworks
Location Howard, Missouri, United States
Area 51.17 acres (20.71 ha)
Established 1960
Governing body Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Boone's Lick State Historic Site

Boone's Lick State Historic Site is located in Missouri, United States, four miles east of Arrow Rock. The park was established in 1960 around one of the saltwater springs that was used in the early 19th century. It was named after Nathan and Daniel Morgan Boone, sons of Daniel Boone, who produced salt from the springs. The springs lent their name to the Boone's Lick Country, the first major American settlement in Missouri, and the Boone's Lick Road, which traversed wilderness from St. Charles, Missouri to the boomtown of Franklin, Missouri, in the early 1800s.

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