Missouri MuleThe mule was adopted as Missouri's state animal in 1995. Generally considered smarter, hardier, and more sure-footed than a horse, mules have been used or pulling wagons and other endurance-related task. For many years Missouri was the mule-producing center of the country and provided 80% of the mules used in WWI.
Missouri Mule Panel Sponsor:
Port Cape Girardeau Restaurant and Lounge and the Doc Cain family
For the betterment of Old Town Cape and those who come after us.
The Wild West
Calamity Jane (1848-1903) was born Martha Jane Canary in Princeton, MO. Exhibiting daring horsemanship and skill as a rifle shot, she starred in the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. Frank and Jesse James
Jesse James (1847-1882) and his brother Frank James (1843-1915) were born in St. Joseph, Mo, Known either as American's Robin Hoods or as cold-blooded killers, they pulled off the first daylight bank robbery during peacetime, stealing $60,000 from a bank in Liberty, Missouri. The robbed banks and stagecoaches in the 1870s and 1880s.
The Wild West Panel Sponsor:
Lloyd and Jayne Ervin and Family
We dedicated this mural to all the generations of Downtown Merchants and business men and women who have worked diligently to beautify and preserve the historic downtown area of Cape Girardeau,
MO. We hope that all visitors enjoy our historic riverfront as much as we do.