Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Marquette and Joliet
Spanish explorer Hernando deSoto was the first European to explore the wide Mississippi River Valley in the 1540s.
Sponsors: Cliff and Mary Kathryn Rudesill
Panel Sponsors: The Family of James W. and Evelyn Riley
and in the memory of Herbert II Taylor
The Latin phrase meaning "For the greater glory of God"
is the motto of the Jesuits and was added
at the suggestion of the sponsor.
Location. 37° 18.36′ N, 89° 31.049′ 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. Marker is located along the Mississippi River Tales Mural covering the downtown floodwall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1735 (a few steps from this marker); "Red Rover, Red Rover" (a few steps from this marker); Pook's Turtles (within shouting distance of this marker); 1793 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1803 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1804 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1821 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1838 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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. • Colonial Era • Exploration •
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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 99 times since then and 16 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.