Springfield’s Sequiota Park, once a fish hatchery

In 2011 the Springfield-Greene County Park Board held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of a $1.8 million “facelift to the much-needed natural water environment of Sequiota Park.” 

Considering the variety and intensity of utilizations of the place over the last century, that expenditure seems justified.

Fisher Cave, as the larger cave on the property was originally known, was bought in 1913 for $10,000 by H.E. Peterson, who renamed it Sequiota, which he claimed was an Indian word. 

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