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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.
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. 38° 14.476′ N, 91° 5.52′ W. Marker is near Stanton, Missouri, in Franklin County. Marker can 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 is at or near this postal address: 1135 Hwy W, Sullivan MO 63080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Rest Area is maintained through an Extended Employment Sheltered Workshop (approx. 5.8 miles away); Panhorst Feed Store (approx. 9˝ miles away); International Shoe Company Building (approx. 9.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 14.9 miles away); Shawnee Town Ford (approx. 14.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Meramec Caverns.
Jesse James Hideout Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
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.
By Jason Voigt, August 14, 2014
3. Meramec Caverns sign
Sign at the entrance of Meramec Caverns grounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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