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East St. Louis in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Gateway Geyser

 
 
The Gateway Geyser Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 21, 2019
1. The Gateway Geyser Marker
Inscription.  
One of the tallest fountains in the world, the Gateway Geyser began operating on May 27, 1995, helping to fulfill Malcolm W. Martin's vision of creating a landmark in East St. Louis that would complement the Gateway Arch. The Gateway Geyser was established with the help of the Gateway Center of Metropolitan St. Louis, a non-profit group founded by Martin whose members raised $4 million in private donations to fully fund the geyser's development.

By the Numbers
800

Powered by three 800-horsepower pumps, the Gateway Geyser can blast 8,000 gallons of water a minute.

15
Each eruption of the Gateway Geyser lasts approximately 15 minutes.

600
When the wind is less than 4 mph, the Gateway Geyser reaches a maximum height of 600 feet into the sky, matching the height of the Gateway Arch.

100
Four smaller fountains that erupt 100 feet into the air surround the main geyser, symbolizing the Mississippi, Missouri, Meramec and Illinois Rivers.
 
Erected by Gateway Foundation of Metropolitan
The Gateway Geyser Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 21, 2019
2. The Gateway Geyser Marker
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St. Louis, Metro East Park and Recreation District.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 27, 1995.
 
Location. 38° 37.346′ N, 90° 10.295′ W. Marker is in East St. Louis, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on West Trendley Avenue west of South Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 185 West Trendley Avenue, East Saint Louis IL 62201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mississippi River Overlook (approx. 0.2 miles away); S. 4th St. and Railroad Ave. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (approx. half a mile away); York (approx. half a mile away); S. 5th St. and Railroad Ave. (approx. half a mile away); S. 6th St. and Railroad Ave. (approx. half a mile away); S. 4th St. and E. Broadway (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East St. Louis.
 
The Gateway Geyser Schedule image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 21, 2019
3. The Gateway Geyser Schedule
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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