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Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA

Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO

The city is named after Jean Baptiste de Girardot, who established a temporary trading post in the area around 1733. He was a French soldier stationed at Kaskaskia between 1704–1720 in the French colony of La Louisiane. The "Cape" in the city name referred to a rock promontory overlooking the Mississippi River; it was later destroyed by railroad construction. As early as 1765, a bend in the Mississippi River, about 60 miles (97 km) south of the French village of Ste. Genevieve, had been referred to as Cape Girardot or Girardeau.

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  • News 1846 - August 14 - The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

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    August 14, 1846

  • 1854 - Cape Girardeau
    Cape Girardeau, a county in the E. S. E. part of Missouri, bordering on the Mississippi river, has an area of 875 square miles. It is drained by the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Cape Girardeau
    Cape Girardeau, a city of Cape Girardeau co., Mo., on the Mississippi River, about 140 miles below St. Louis, and 44 miles above the mouth of the...Read MORE...


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    Main Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
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    U.S. Government Building, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
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  • 1916
    Cape Girardeau, a city of Cape Girardeau co., Mo., on the Mississippi River and on the Southern Missouri and Arkansas and the Illinois Central Rs.,...Read MORE...


  • News 1925 - Two Girls Perish In An Aeroplane
    Cape Girardeau, Mo., June 8. - Pearl Bayfinger, 20, and Grace Lamer, 25, both of Cobden, Ill., were burned to death and John Hunter, St. Louis, was...Read MORE...


  • 1954 - October 3 - KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

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  • News  1846 - August 14 - The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

    historyorb.com
    August 14, 1846
  • 1854 - Cape Girardeau
    Cape Girardeau, a county in the E. S. E. part of Missouri, bordering on the Mississippi river, has an area of 875 square miles. It is drained by the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Cape Girardeau
    Cape Girardeau, a city of Cape Girardeau co., Mo., on the Mississippi River, about 140 miles below St. Louis, and 44 miles above the mouth of the... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Cape Girardeau, a city of Cape Girardeau co., Mo., on the Mississippi River and on the Southern Missouri and Arkansas and the Illinois Central Rs.,... Read MORE...

  • News  1925 - Two Girls Perish In An Aeroplane
    Cape Girardeau, Mo., June 8. - Pearl Bayfinger, 20, and Grace Lamer, 25, both of Cobden, Ill., were burned to death and John Hunter, St. Louis, was... Read MORE...

  • 1954 - October 3 - KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

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