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

1735

Girardot Post

 
 
1735 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
1. 1735 Marker
Inscription.  Sieur Jean Baptiste Girardot established a trading post in the vicinity of Cape Rock in the middle of the 18th century. This remote outpost became a gathering place for river travelers. By 1765, maps of the Mississippi River identified the bend in the river north of this site as "Cape Girardot."

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Erected by Mississippi River Tales, River Heritage Mural Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1735.
 
Location. 37° 18.355′ N, 89° 31.051′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on North Water Street north of Broadway Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located along the Mississippi 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
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of this marker. 1673 (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); 1793 (a few steps from this marker); Reflecting the River (within shouting distance of this marker); 1803 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1804 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1821 (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.) 
 
1735 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. 1735 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 271 times since then and 44 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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