Monday, March 9, 2015

Maramec Spring

After Erin and Daniel's wedding(of which i don't have any photos? i will obtain some ...), we made a stop to Maramec Spring.  I don't know why this place is spelled differently than the river's name.  

Stream running into the Meramec River

Boys on a rickety bridge

Maramec Iron works

Maramec Spring
In 1825, a group of Shawnee Indians traveled to Washington to meet the "Great White Father".  On their way there, they camped on Ohio land owned by Thomas James.  They interested him with their stories of large trees, brightly hued earth to paint the markings on their faces, swift waters.
On their journey home, they invited him to journey West.  This led him to construct the Maramec Iron works in 1826, which operated until 1876.

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