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Ridgedale in Taney County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Devil's Pool

 
 
Devil's Pool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 9, 2011
1. Devil's Pool Marker
Inscription. The ravine below is a natural glade and sink formation. Glade lands are found only in the White River Valley of the United States. At the base of the ravine, there is a natural spring-sink named Devil's Pool. The pool's name comes from the Indian term, "Mnicapi Mahetuya" which means bottomless pit. The spring flowed through the Big Cedar Hollow until 1958, at which time, Table Rock Lake flooded the spring. Devil's Pool served as a primary source of water for the Indians, trappers, early settlers and the Simmons homestead which still exists on the property.
 
Location. 36° 32.051′ N, 93° 16.425′ W. Marker is in Ridgedale, Missouri, in Taney County. Marker can be reached from Ravine Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgedale MO 65739, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. College of the Ozarks Veterans Grove (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker in context image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 9, 2011
2. Marker in context
Marker is at entrance to the swinging bridge overlooking Devil's Pool, on the property of the Big Cedar Lodge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,095 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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