The Mississippi River - Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Posted by: iconions
N 37° 18.280 W 089° 31.060
16S E 276865 N 4131643
Quick Description: This small marker is just west of the flood wall and to the east of the railroad tracks.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2012 5:30:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMDF1P
This is a small brass plaque placed by the Rotary International mounted on a concrete block. It has a portrait of a Native American Chief at the top of the plaque with the following text:
"The Father of Waters" has provided means of travel and commerce since early days. Indians, explorers, priests, traders, and settlers plied its current in canoes, dugouts, flatboats, keelboats, and towboats.
Until the Civil War, Cape Girardeau thrived as a river port for the district. It shipped out furs, pork and beef products, cotton, grain and lumber; it brought in furniture, dry goods, wetgoods, hardware, and tools, and entertainment by the showboat and races on the river.
History of Mark:
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