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Van Buren in Carter County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Big Spring

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

 

— National Park Service-U.S.Department of the Interior —

 
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By Don Morfe, July 4, 2010
1. Big Spring Marker
Inscription.  Big Spring rises through a jumble of giant boulders causing a dramatic “boil” at the spring surface. On an average day 288 million gallons of water flow from the spring, enough to fill Busch Stadium in St. Louis in only 33 hours.

Springs are unique and specialized habitats, primarily due to cool temperatures and flowing water. Many species found in Big Spring prefer springs over other aquatic habitats.

Aquatic Snail • Mayfly • Watercress • Water Buttercups
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 36° 57.168′ N, 90° 59.532′ W. Marker is in Van Buren, Missouri, in Carter County. Marker is on Pea Vine Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Van Buren MO 63965, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Spring: A Karst Topography (within shouting distance of this marker); Building Human Happiness (approx. 0.3 miles away); There Was Work To Be Done (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Hains - 1710 (approx.

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By Don Morfe, July 4, 2010
2. Ozark National Scenic Riverways
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0.3 miles away); CCC - A Peace-Time Army (approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Buren (approx. 3.2 miles away); Carter County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Ozark National Scenic Riverways image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 4, 2010
3. Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Ozark National Scenic Riverways image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 4, 2010
4. Ozark National Scenic Riverways
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 10, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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