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El Dorado Springs in Cedar County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Grindstone Wash Basin

 
 
Grindstone Wash Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 8, 2011
1. Grindstone Wash Basin Marker
Inscription.

Before El Dorado Springs was founded, this stone wash basin sat before the Spring on rock supports. It was used by travelers along the trail. Some pioneer artisan cut it from a stone taken from Grindstone Quarry, located East of the Park Hotel. Early pioneers in this area secured stone from the quarry to make their grindstones. The texture of the rock was excellent, - not soft or hard spots. - The branch at the base of the quarry was called Grindstone Branch. It is the branch that runs through the park from the Southeast to the Northwest under the concrete walk.
 
Location. 37° 52.567′ N, 94° 1.335′ W. Marker is in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, in Cedar County. Click for map. The marker and wash basin are in the City Park, near the spring, and about 200 feet NNW of the intersection of Main Street (Missouri Route 82) and Gay Street. Marker is in this post office area: El Dorado Springs MO 64744, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Dorado Spring (a few steps from this marker); City Park Dedication (within shouting distance of this marker); Roy Bandy and Eddy Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel H. and Waldo P. Cruce
Grindstone Wash Basin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 8, 2011
2. Grindstone Wash Basin and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Prairie (within shouting distance of this marker); Former School Districts in El Dorado Springs R-2 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Missouri Bicentennial Wagon (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in El Dorado Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Discovery of the Spring and Birth of the Town. (Submitted on July 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. City of El Dorado Springs Town History. (Submitted on July 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Grindstone Wash Basin image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 8, 2011
3. Grindstone Wash Basin
Grindstone Wash Basin image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 8, 2011
4. Grindstone Wash Basin
With Spring in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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