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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.
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.
 
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. 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. 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
1735 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. 1735 Marker
marker); 1803 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1804 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1821 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1838 (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. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
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 45 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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