Each of the places along this historic tour takes one through the important locations of African American history as this group progressed from enslaved people into 'freedom' in Saline County, Missouri. As you will see, when slavery officially ended and many African Americans gained individual autonomy, they were still living in a white-dominant society under Jim Crow and social norms. The tour begins with the plantation homes and the building of the town of Arrow Rock, where enslaved Blacks spent a majority of their time prior to the Civil War. Unfortunately, a lot of the history of those who were enslaved at places like Prairie Park or Oak Grove has been lost or was simply not recorded. A lot of the holes have been filled in through those accounts that have been recorded, though they might not be from those individual specifically. Nevertheless, it still paints a picture of the life those individuals likely led under bondage.