Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
St. Vincent's Young Ladies Academy
St. Vincent's Seminary
St. Vincent's Male Academy was founded in 1838 and evolved into St. Vincent's Seminary in 1843. In 1858 it changed its mission to the training of young men for the priesthood. Here, young men from across the nation, as well as Europe, were provided with the equivalent of a high school education in preparation for advancement to St. Mary's of the Barrens Seminary in Perryville and Vincentian priesthood. Distinctive and historic features of both campuses are the towering handball courts.
John and Judith Ann Holcomb
"Cape Girardeau is situated on a hillside, and makes a handsome appearance... There was another college higher up on an airy summit - a bright new edifice, picturesquely and peculiarly towered and pinnacled - a sort of gigantic caster, with the cruets all complete. Uncle Mumford said that Cape Girardeau was the Athens of Missouri, and contained several colleges..." from Life on the Mississippi
Mrs. Wanda Drury
with her children, the Daniel M. Drury family, the John A. Drury, the Kenneth J. Drury family and the Diane Drury Edwards Family.
Erected by Mississippi River Tales, River Heritage Mural Association.
Location. 37° 18.298′ N, 89° 31.06′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on North Water Street south of Broadway Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located along the Mississippi River Tales Mural covering the downtown floodwall. 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. 1875 (a few steps from this marker); 1863 (a few steps from this marker); 1861 (a few steps from this marker); The Mississippi River (within shouting distance of this marker); 1838 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1880 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1821 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1804 (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.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Education •
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