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Near Stanton in Franklin County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Jesse James Hideout

Meramec Caverns

 

— Stanton, Missouri —

 
Jesse James Hideout Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, August 14, 2014
1. Jesse James Hideout Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1870's he and his band used the cavern on numerous occasions because it afforded a complete hideout for men and horses
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Jesse James series list.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 14.476′ N, 91° 5.52′ W. Marker was near Stanton, Missouri, in Franklin County. Marker could be reached from Highway West (State Highway W). Marker is located near the entrance of Meramec Caverns gift shop and indoor tourist attraction. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1135 Hwy W, Sullivan MO 63080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Saltpeter Cave (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Wall (approx. 3½ miles away); World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. 3½ miles away); Russell A. Schmitt VFW Post 3987 Veterans Memorial (approx. 3½ miles away); Veterans Memorial
Jesse James Hideout Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, August 14, 2014
2. Jesse James Hideout Marker
Under the Jesse James statue. This is one of two statues of him, the other being indoors inside the cave.
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(approx. 3½ miles away); In Grateful Memory (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); This Rest Area is maintained through an Extended Employment Sheltered Workshop (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Meramec Caverns. Official website for the popular Missouri tourist attraction. Here, you can tour the caves, go ziplining or kayaking. The caves have many claims to fame aside from being one of James' hideouts: this is where Kate Smith once sang, an episode of Lassie was filmed here, as well as the 1973 film Tom Sawyer. Meramec Caverns is considered a prime tourist stop for Route 66 travelers, as it is not too far from the Mother Road - and the park is frequently advertised on Missouri and Illinois highways. (Submitted on September 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Meramec Caverns sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, August 14, 2014
3. Meramec Caverns sign
Sign at the entrance of Meramec Caverns grounds
Jesse James Hideout Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, April 4, 2021
4. Jesse James Hideout Marker
Marker is no longer there; whereabouts are unknown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 274 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   4. submitted on May 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 25, 2022