For Edith & Alex
The Meramec River: Then and Now. 2003 Revised Edition by William R. Kammer
“The following text is a brief historical survey of the Meramec River. Comprised of general descriptions of the major evolutionary events which have occurred and features existing past and present – in the area of the Meramec Valley. It includes a description of geological formation; the river itself; past wildlife and human inhabitants; settlement and utilization; current conditions; guidelines to present usages (includes rules, regulations and safety tips); and a listing of some of the area’s best river service providers.”
Some River & Cave Photo’s by: Delores Page, On Cover: Karin Barger & Andy Harbert (Greens Cave), John Barger (in canoe). Special thanks to: Professor Lawrence Christensen & Professor Larry Vonalt, University of Missouri, Rolla.
Table of Contents
Preface | Quotes (Nature) | Introduction | Name Origins | The Genesis | The Evolution | The Transition | Enter Man | The Paleo Indians | The Archaic Indians | The Woodland Indians | The Mississippians | The Historic Indians | Civilization and Commerce | Quiz Yourself | Early Settlement | The Iron Era | A Playground for All | Do’s and Don’ts | How to Canoe | Upper Meramec Map | Significant Tributaries | Statistical Information | Sponsors | Trip Recorder | Endnotes | Photo Album