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Maryland Heights in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dripping Springs

 
 
Dripping Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, June 3, 2020
1. Dripping Springs Marker
Inscription.  Scene of the tragic death of the lovelorn Indian girl whose broken heart is said to have given the lake it's sorrowful name, "Creve Coeur."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWaterways & VesselsWomen.
 
Location. 38° 42.686′ N, 90° 28.782′ W. Marker is in Maryland Heights, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Marine Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Maryland Heights Expressway (State Highway 141), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Creve Coeur Park, facing Creve Coeur Lake, off a bike path. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13450 Marine Ave, Saint Louis MO 63146, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park - Water Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Power Substation (approx. 0.4 miles away); All Gave Some, Some Gave All (approx. 2.4 miles away); Tappmeyer Homestead (approx. 2.9 miles away); Centennial Greenway - Katy Trail State Park (approx. 3.2 miles
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away); Stan Musial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lake School (approx. 3.4 miles away); St. Charles Rock Road (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maryland Heights.
 
Regarding Dripping Springs. Text from the nearby "Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park - Water Trail" marker:

The lake's name in French means "broken heart." But was the name from a flood in the late 1770's that drove settlers out of the valley broken-hearted or something else? Legend has it that Dripping Springs is the site of a tragic death of an American Indian Princess named Memetonwish. She was in love with a fur trapper but her father forbid her to see him. Unable to cope with her father's decision, she lept off Dripping Springs!
 
Dripping Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, June 3, 2020
2. Dripping Springs Marker
Next to the springs
Dripping Springs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, June 3, 2020
3. Dripping Springs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 177 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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