Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Big Freeze
In memory of James E. Householder (1939-2004) He loved the Mississippi River.
Erected by Mississippi River Tales River Heritage Mural Association Cape Girardeau, Missouri Where the river turns a thousand tales.
Location. 37° 18.142′ N, 89° 31.086′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on Water Street. Located on Missouri Wall of Fame along the Missouri River Front. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Civil War/The Boys of Summer (here, next to this marker); George Washington Carver 1980 (a few steps from this marker); Muralist/Broadcasters (a few steps from this marker); 2003 (a few steps from this marker); 1909 (a few steps from this marker); 1927 (within shouting distance of this marker); Visionary Women/Entrepreneurs (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
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1. The Big Freeze, 1918-1919. It seems like almost yesterday that the Mississippi River was solidly frozen over. It was the winter of 1918 and 1919 when a cold December with extended low temperatures closed the river to all north - south river traffic. (Submitted on September 2, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
2. Mississippi River Tales Mural. The Mississippi River Tales is a mural containing 24 panels covering nearly 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) of the 15-foot (4.6 m)-high downtown floodwall in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. (Submitted on September 2, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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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 81 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.