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Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

1793

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Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
1. 1793 Marker
Inscription.  In 1793 Spanish officials in St. Louis named Louis Lorimier the Commandant of the District of Cape Girardeau. Shortly thereafter, he received Spanish land grants totaling several thousand arpents (1 arpent= .85 acres).In 1806 Lorimier and his secretary, Barthelemi Cousin, laid out lot and street plans along the wide, flat riverfront. In 1808 the small riverfront village was incorporated as the town of Cape Girardeau.

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Erected by Mississippi River Tales, River Heritage Mural Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
 
Location. 37° 18.343′ N, 89° 31.053′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is at the intersection of North Water Street and Broadway Street, on the left when traveling south on North Water Street. Marker is located along the Mississippi
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River Tales Mural covering the downtown floodwall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1803 (a few steps from this marker); "Red Rover, Red Rover" (a few steps from this marker); Pook's Turtles (a few steps from this marker); 1735 (a few steps from this marker); 1804 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1673 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1821 (within shouting distance of this marker); Reflecting the River (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi River Tales Mural. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 31, 2017.) 
 
1793 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. 1793 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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