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Near St. James in Phelps County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Stuttering Tom Lenox

circa 1835-1840

 
 
Stuttering Tom Lenox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
1. Stuttering Tom Lenox Marker
Inscription.  

Stuttering Tom Lenox was a mule skinner. His job consisted of driving teams of mules and also caring for the animals. The mules were used for pulling wagons loaded with iron ore and charcoal to the works. His favorites were Belle and Nellie, both gray mules.

When work was slow at the Maramec Iron Works the teams were rented out to surrounding farms.
 
Erected by The James Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 57.428′ N, 91° 32.625′ W. Marker is near St. James, Missouri, in Phelps County. Marker is along the Historic Drive in Maramec Spring Park, off Missouri Highway 8. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21880 Maramec Spring Drive, Saint James MO 65559, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stringtown Road (within shouting distance of this marker); George Evans (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Westlake "Dog Trot" Cabin (about 800 feet away); Hyer Hewed Log Cabin

Stuttering Tom Lenox Marker and Illustration image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
2. Stuttering Tom Lenox Marker and Illustration
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Maramec Community Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maramec Iron Works (approx. half a mile away); Furnace Shelter (approx. 0.6 miles away); Two-Wheeled Charcoal Barrow (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. James.
 
Also see . . .
1. Maramec Iron Works National Register District Nomination Form. (Submitted on October 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Maramec Iron Works (Ludwig, 1977). (Submitted on October 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Mule skinners (Cannon Courier, 2013).
Mule skinning remains alive and well
(Submitted on October 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. "Mule Skinner Blues" by Bill Monroe. (Submitted on October 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Stuttering Tom Lenox Marker and Illustration image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
3. Stuttering Tom Lenox Marker and Illustration
Looking SE along Stringtown Road
Stuttering Tom Lenox Illustration image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
4. Stuttering Tom Lenox Illustration
Maramec Spring Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
5. Maramec Spring Park Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on October 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Mar. 22, 2023