The Big Spring

The Big Spring (HM1IU5)

Location: Baxter Springs, KS 66713 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 1.726', W 94° 44.06'

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A gushing spring, largest of many along Spring Branch, once flowed here. Early pioneers, Osage Indians, and military personnel stopped to camp here and drink the mineral waters, believed to have curative powers. During the Victorian Era, when the city became a health spa, the spring was the centerpiece of Springs Park on this block. It ceased to flow with the advent of lead and zinc mining to the west.

HM NumberHM1IU5
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Date Added Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 345737 N 4099469
Decimal Degrees37.02876667, -94.73433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.726', W 94° 44.06'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 43.56" N, 94° 44' 3.6" W
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Area Code(s)620
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 E 7th St, Baxter Springs KS 66713, US
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