96-MILLION GALLONS EVERY DAY
Missouri's 5th largest spring,
Maramec Spring (spelled correctly),
pours 96-million gallons of pure cold water, every day,
into the Meramec River (spelled correctly)!
(As to the different spellings of the "spring" vs. the "river",
don't ask. There's an argument that dates back to the early 1800s.
Anyway, the spring is Maramec; the river is Meramec.)
This famous spring was the site of the earliest iron works,
west of the Mississippi, dating back to the 1830's . . .
an important source of Union cannon balls during the Civil War.
Today it's the site of a trout hatchery, and
important feeder spring to the beautiful Meramec River.
The cold spring waters create a wonderful mist
as they meet the hot summer air.