Old Spanish Cave site (23ST855)

Bretz (1956:192) reported the tradition (legend?) that pictographs decorated the walls of the cave, but had faded away by the time of his book. The site is situated on private property and is not open to the public. No artifacts or debritage was observed at the site. The property is not open to the public.

View from the gated entrance of the cave looking outward.

This site is briefly discussed by Carol Diaz-Granados (1993:489) and Diaz-Granados and Duncan (2000:Table 4.1).

Bretz, J. Harlen
1956 Caves of Missouri. Geological Survey and Water Resoures Department, Rolla (Missouri.

Diaz-Granados, Carol
1993 The Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Missouri: A Distributional, Stylistic, Contextual, Functional and Temporal Analysis of the State's Rock Graphics. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Washington University , St. Louis, Missouri.

Diaz-Granados, Carol and James R. Duncan
2000 The Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Missouri. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.

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