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Encyclopedia > Maramec Spring
Fishing for trout is popular in the spring branch of Maramec Spring. A spring branch is a short creek that carries the flow from a spring into a nearby stream.
Fishing for trout is popular in the spring branch of Maramec Spring. A spring branch is a short creek that carries the flow from a spring into a nearby stream.

Maramec Spring is the fifth largest spring in Missouri with an average daily discharge of 96 million gallons (363 million liters). It is located on the Meramec River near St. James in Phelps County in the east-central Ozarks, an area of karst topography noted for its many springs and caves. The spring and 1800 surrounding acres (7.3 km²) are privately owned by the James Foundation which operates a park and trout hatchery and fishery at the spring that are open to the public for a nominal entrance fee. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x345, 87 KB) Summary Description: Fly fishing in the Maramec Spring branch in Missouri Source: Photographed in April 2005 by Kbh3rd Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x345, 87 KB) Summary Description: Fly fishing in the Maramec Spring branch in Missouri Source: Photographed in April 2005 by Kbh3rd Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... A natural spring on Mackinac Island in Michigan. ... Official language(s) None Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St. ... The Meramec River Looking North from Route 66 State Park The Meramec River is the longest free-flowing waterway in Missouri -- it wanders some 350 kilometers (220 miles) through six Missouri Ozark Highland counties: Dent, Phelps, Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, and St. ... St. ... Phelps County is a county located in the state of Missouri, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau it includes the mean center of U.S. population in 2000. ... Ozark redirects here. ... Karst topography is a landscape of distinctive dissolution patterns often marked by underground drainages. ... Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Biwa trout (Oncorhynchus masou subsp) Trout is the common name given to a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the salmon family, Salmonidae. ... A hatchery is a facility where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions, especially those of fish or poultry. ... A lobster boat unloading its catch in Ilfracombe harbour, North Devon, England. ...

The remains of an iron furnace from the Maramec Iron Works which used hydropower from the spring.
The remains of an iron furnace from the Maramec Iron Works which used hydropower from the spring.

Adjacent to the spring are the ruins of the Maramec Iron Works, the first commercially viable iron works in the US west of the Mississippi, which produced iron from 1827 to 1891 During the US Civil War it produced iron for cannonballs and James B. Eads' gunships that were built in St. Louis near the mouth of the river. The iron works used the flow of water from the spring to power its machinery to process high-grade iron ore quarried in the form of hematite from a nearby pit. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x1536, 646 KB) Summary Description: Remains of an iron furnace from the Maramec Iron Works in Missouri. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x1536, 646 KB) Summary Description: Remains of an iron furnace from the Maramec Iron Works in Missouri. ... Undershot water wheels on the Orontes River in Hama, Syria Hydropower (or waterpower) harnesses the energy of moving or falling water. ... This article is about the country in North America. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ... Naval Battle of Navarino by Carneray 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the U.S., the Union, the North, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the CSA, the Confederacy... James B. Eads (23 May 1820–8 March 1887) was a United States engineer and inventor. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country State County United States Missouri Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ... Undershot water wheels on the Orontes River in Hama, Syria Hydropower (or waterpower) harnesses the energy of moving or falling water. ... Hematite (AE) or haematite (BE) is the mineral form of Iron (III) oxide, (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. ...


The natural history of the spring and the history of the iron works are highlighted in a museum operated by the James Foundation at the site. Another museum in the park features agricultural tools utilized in the area over the years.


The park also offers a scenic drive that offers a glimpse into the life in the area while the iron works were operating. The drive takes the viewer to a scenic overview of the park, an old cemetery populated with employees of the works, the iron pit mine, and locations of a few homesteads. The park is also covered with ample picnic areas, including pavilions that are suitable for events.


In October every year the James Foundation hosts Old Iron Works Days across one weekend, usually the second or third weekend of the month. This event features arts, crafts, foods, displays and presentations that provide a view of life in the area during the operation of the iron works.


Trout fishing is available most of the year. Harvesting season starts March 1st each year and runs until the beginning of October. Catch and release runs during winter months.


References

  • Missouri Trout Hunter
  • Fishing the Missouri Trout Parks
  • Ludwig, Stephen (1977). "Maramec Iron Works". Bittersweet Volume V, No. 2.[1]

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Missouri's Meramec River (798 words)
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Maramec Spring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (431 words)
Maramec Spring is the fifth largest spring in Missouri with an average daily discharge of 96 million gallons (363 million liters).
The spring and 1800 surrounding acres (7.3 km²) are privately owned by the James Foundation which operates a park and trout hatchery and fishery at the spring that are open to the public for a nominal entrance fee.
Adjacent to the spring are the ruins of the Maramec Iron Works, the first commercially viable iron works in the US west of the Mississippi, which produced iron from 1827 to 1891 During the US Civil War it produced iron for cannonballs and James B. Eads' gunships that were built in St.
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