Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
1877 - 1896
The first long distance telephone line in Missouri was completed December 18, 1877 between Cape Girardeau and Jackson.
Here in a 10' by 12' second floor room the city's first telephone exchange was established by A.R. Ponder, L.J. Albert, J.F. Brooks, and M.A. Dennison doing business as the Cape Girardeau Telephone Company.
Location. 37° 18.283′ N, 89° 31.117′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on Themis Street 0 miles west of Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mississippi River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pook's Turtles (about 500 feet away); "Red Rover, Red Rover" (about 500 feet away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (approx. ¼ mile away); The Red House Interpretive Center (approx. ¼ mile away); George Drouillard (approx. ¼ mile away); The Red House (approx. ¼ mile away); Old St. Vincent's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
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