1924 (HM21GB)

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 Cape Girardeau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 18.118', W 89° 31.088'

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The Three “Cape Girardeaus”

For most of the 19th century and the first third of the 20th,steamboats were vital to the economic livelihood of Cape Girardeau and southeast Missouri. Three steamboats bore the name "Cape Girardeau," the last being christened here in 1924. Riverboat captains were among the most well-known individuals in their towns. Captain William "Buck" Leyhe and his dog "Toodles" were great favorites in Cape Girardeau. He was a big man with a big voice!

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Southeast Missourian
The Southeast Missourian newspaper has written the first draft of local history since October 3, 1904. In 1925, it moved into its historic building at the corner of Broadway and Lorimier.
HM NumberHM21GB
Placed ByMississippi River Tales River Heritage Mural Association Cape Girardeau, Missouri Where the river turns a thousand tales
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Date Added Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 276816 N 4131344
Decimal Degrees37.30196667, -89.51813333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.118', W 89° 31.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 7.0799999999999" N, 89° 31' 5.2800000000001" W
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Area Code(s)573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Water St, Cape Girardeau MO 63703, US
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