Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Legendary Mike Fink
One of the first great characters on the Mississippi was the legendary keelboatman, Mike Fink. He was bigger than life, the equal of Davy Crockett and Dan'l Boone, a great hunter, fighter and river man. Fink was known for his great demonstrations of shooting accuracy. He supposedly died when he shot a tin cup from the head of a volunteer, who fainted from the stress. The man's brother, believing Fink's victim had died, then shot and killed Fink.
Sponsor: Cape Girardeau Evening Optimist Club
Nancy and Norma Blattner
This panel is dedicated to John T. (Tim) Blattner and the members of the River Heritage Mural Association. It is because of their efforts that Cape Girardeau is fortunate to have this Missouri River Tale
Erected by Mississippi River Tales, River Heritage Mural Association.
Location. 37° 18.321′ N, 89° 31.057′ 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. 1804 (a few steps from this marker); 1838 (a few steps from this marker); 1803 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1861 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1863 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1793 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1870 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1875 (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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.