These lintels were cast in the Maramec Iron Works circa 1866. After completion, the lintels were transported by wagon to "Dunmoor" the home of William James, 1870-79, and used on the west side to support the structure above the windows. The building . . . — — Map (db m157878) HM
Powered by an undershot water wheel, 10 feet in diameter, the sandcasted Anchony-Chaffery Hammer was used to convert blooms into anchonies and finished wrought iron mercantile bars. The hammer weighing approximately 500 pounds, was raised about two . . . — — Map (db m157879) HM
The Bloomery Forge Trip Hammer was powered by an undershot water wheel twelve feet in diameter. Lifted by wipers attached to the water wheel shaft, the hammer beat slag and impurities from pig iron. After pounding the iron into blooms it was sent . . . — — Map (db m157919) HM
1866 - Built as a residence for the William James Family
1896 - Converted by the Women's Relief Corps and Opened as the Federal Soldiers Home
1897 - Operation of Home transferred to the State of Missouri — — Map (db m139767) HM
Rebuilt in 1856, the Maramec "Cold Blast" Furnace provided area settlers with all necessary farm, industrial, and household iron equipment. During the Civil War, Maramec Iron Works supplied the Union Army with cannonballs and iron plate to be used . . . — — Map (db m157920) HM
George Evans spent some three years at the Maramec Iron Works. On March 14, 1848, he and his brother started construction of the grist mill. George also built the boarding house and other residences throughout the area. [H]e married Emily Treece . . . — — Map (db m157943) HM
Samuel Hyer and his wife, the former Elizabeth Mitchell, lived on this site. They had eight children, three sons and five daughters. Samuel was a leading iron worker at Maramec. The Hyer's daughter, Martha, became one of the earliest teachers at . . . — — Map (db m157965) HM
This peaceful site became the final resting place for over two hundred fifty Maramec Village residents who shared the joys and fears of wilderness life.
Hardships constantly plagued the pioneers. Many lost their lives prematurely to the . . . — — Map (db m157929) HM
Here stood the historic Maramec Iron Works, completed in 1829. Fueled by charcoal from the surrounding forest, powered by the nearby Maramec Spring. By the middle of the century this former tribal land of the Shawnees was one of Phelps County's . . . — — Map (db m157926) HM
In 1937, the first commissioners of the Department of Conservation decided that trout anglers should "pay their own way" since trout are not native to Missouri and are expensive to produce. Money from the sale of daily tags and trout permits . . . — — Map (db m157971) HM
The Missouri Department of Conservation stocks rainbow trout and brown trout in suitable areas. Rainbow trout are native to mountain streams on the Pacific slope of North America, whereas brown trout are native to Europe. About 2 million . . . — — Map (db m157968) HM
You are now entering one of Missouri's first trans-link roads. It is typical of many frontier wagon roads in the early 1800's that linked one small community to another. Stringtown Road served two purposes. This stretch of road form[ed] the . . . — — Map (db m157939) HM
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, . . . — — Map (db m157941) HM
The suspension railroad drop bucket was one of several vehicles used to deliver raw material to the iron furnace trunnel head. To produce pig iron, the cold blast furnace was charged 100 times a day with 640 pounds of iron ore, 18 bushels of . . . — — Map (db m157897) HM
[Captions on arrows out from the center of the wood:]
1860 City of St. James Established. Our Tree Sprouts.
1865 Civil War Ends!
1875 Maramec River forges [unreadable]
1880 [unreadable] is Born in St. James. . . . — — Map (db m139735) HM
The two-wheeled charcoal barrow, filled from stockpiles in the adjoining Bridge House was used to deliver charcoal to the Iron Furnace trunnel head. Each cart, being constructed of 1/16 inch thick cast iron plates, stood about four feet high and . . . — — Map (db m157832) HM
The "dog trot" cabin consisted of two cabins joined together by a breezeway. Much of the wood for fuel was kept here during rainy weather. A home of this type could provide living quarters for two families.
This was the home of Davis Westlake and . . . — — Map (db m157963) HM