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

1958

River Industry

 
 
1958 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
1. 1958 Marker
Inscription.  The Mississippi River provides an abundant supply of sand to Cape Girardeau. This great resource has enhanced the community's ability to construct such large concrete projects as the A.C. Brase Arena Building, the Common Pleas Courthouse steps, Interstate 55, the Emerson Bridge, and the Mississippi River flood-wall. The towboat pictured was owned by the C.W. "Woody" Rushing family and named for Woody's wife, Evelyn Rushing. Captain Woody, one of the great modern river captains, stands watch on the bridge.

Panel Sponsor:
Mike Rushing
This panel is dedicated to the memory and honor of C. W. "Woody" Rushing, Evelyn L. Rushing, and to all those hardworking people who made their living working on the rivers of this great nation.
 
Erected by Mississippi River Tales River Heritage Mural Association Cape Girardeau, Missouri Where the river turns a thousand tales.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
 
Location. 37° 18.161′ 

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N, 89° 31.081′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on Water Street. Located on Missouri Wall of Fame along the Missouri River Front. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Literary Giants / Missouri Mule (here, next to this marker); Mark Twain / Missouri Generals / George Caleb Bingham (a few steps from this marker); Visionary Women / Entrepreneurs (a few steps from this marker); 1927 (a few steps from this marker); Captains of Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1918-1919 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Civil War / The Boys of Summer / Sports Dazzlers (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Carver (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi River Tales Mural. The Mississippi River Tales is a mural containing 24 panels covering nearly 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) of the 15-foot (4.6 m)-high downtown floodwall in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. (Submitted on September 2, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
1958 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. 1958 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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