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

1804

The Louisiana Purchase

 
 
1804 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
1. 1804 Marker
Inscription. In 1803 the Mississippi River Valley was an important area in international diplomacy and intrigue. Napoleon's brothers, Lucien and Joseph, sought to dissuade him from selling the entire Louisiana Territory to the newly established United States. Napoleon, in his bath, reportedly stood up and declared, "I renounce Louisiana," He then sat down, splashing soapy water and causing the servant to faint in Lucien's arms. In 1803 at New Orleans, the French colors were lowered and the U.S. flag raised. A French soldier shed a tear. In March 1804 Upper Louisiana was officially transferred to the United States in St. Louis.

Panel Sponsors:
Harry and Fran Rediger
 
Erected by Mississippi River Tales, River Heritage Mural Association.
 
Location. 37° 18.328′ N, 89° 31.055′ 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. 1821 (a few steps from this marker); 1803
1804 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. 1804 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); 1838 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1793 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1861 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1863 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pook's Turtles (within shouting distance of this marker); "Red Rover, Red Rover" (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 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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