Place:El Dorado Springs, Cedar, Missouri, United States

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NameEl Dorado Springs
Alt namesEldorado Springssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS29006980
TypeCity
Coordinates37.871°N 94.021°W
Located inCedar, Missouri, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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El Dorado Springs is the largest city in Cedar County, Missouri, United States. The population was 3,593 at the 2010 census. The name is commonly shortened to El Dorado, Del Do, or just El Do.

History

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El Dorado Springs was founded in 1881 near a natural spring by brothers Nathaniel and Waldo Cruce who attempted to capitalize on the namesake's spring water. The spring water was claimed to have medicinal value, which made El Dorado Springs a destination for tourists and retirees. The spring water, which has a heavy mineral content, was deemed so valuable that the Cruces named the city after the legendary city of gold, El Dorado.

An annual tradition is the Founder's Day Picnic. It began early in the town's existence as an annual gathering for residents of the town. This three-night event has grown to be the largest attraction of the year, bringing thousands of visitors to the town. A carnival has provided rides in recent years, and the city council hires performers to give free concerts in the city park. This upcoming picnic will be the city's 131st.

Residents of El Dorado Springs pronounce the city name "el-doh-RAY-doh springs".

The town is also commonly referred to as El Do.

El Dorado Springs has two schools: the public school and the private Christian school.

2011 Miss Missouri Sydney Friar was born and raised in El Dorado Springs.

El Dorado Springs boasts the United States longest continually used bandstand.

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