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

1980

Riverfest

 
 
1980 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
1. 1980 Marker
Inscription.
Cape Girardeau has a close relationship with the Mississippi River. For 21 years Riverfest celebrated the fact that the community was on the river and of the river. The festival featured music, games, food, fireworks, crafts, and special events. Thousands of people from all over the region came to participate.

Panel Sponsor:
The Show Me Center is the premier entertainment center for the Southeast MIssouri region and a 1980s, cooperative project between the city of Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University.

Souvenir Books Available
• Cape Girardeau Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
• Arts Council of Southeast MO .Lang’s Jewelers
• Made in Missouri Store .Past-Time Antiques
• The Glenn House. Cape Rivers Heritage Museum
• Hastings Book Store. Barnes & Noble Bookstore
• Port Cape Girardeau Restaurant
 
Erected by Mississippi River Tales River Heritage Mural Association Cape Girardeau, Missouri Where the river turns a thousand tales.
 
Location. 37° 18.133′ N, 89° 31.086′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on Water Street. Touch for map. Located on Missouri Wall of Fame along the Missouri River Front. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

1980 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. 1980 Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Muralist/Broadcasters (here, next to this marker); 2003 (here, next to this marker); 1909 (here, next to this marker); George Washington Carver (a few steps from this marker); Hollywood (a few steps from this marker); The Civil War/The Boys of Summer (a few steps from this marker); 1918-1919 (a few steps from this marker); 1916 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
 
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
1980 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
3. 1980 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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