Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

1916

The Great Fire

 
 
1916 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
1. 1916 Marker
Inscription. The city was awaken to the shriek of a steamboat whistle early on the morning of March 15, 1916, to the biggest fire in Cape's history. The blaze began south of Broadway engulfing the Terminal Hotel, the Buckner-Ragsdale Store, the Frisco Railroad Depot, and then leaped north across Broadway to the Riverview Hotel. The railroad brought in additional cars and equipment to assist in the evacuation of goods from other downtown structures.

Panel Sponsors:
Joel and Danette Neikirk, Heavenly Ham
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality " ( Romans 12:12-13) May the Lord continue to bless Cape Girardeau.
 
Erected by Mississippi River Tales River Heritage Mural Association Cape Girardeau, Missouri Where the river turns a thousand tales.
 
Location. 37° 18.123′ N, 89° 31.091′ 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Entertainers (here, next to this marker); Hollywood
1916 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. 1916 Marker
(here, next to this marker); 1924 (a few steps from this marker); 1909 (a few steps from this marker); 2003 (a few steps from this marker); Muralist/Broadcasters (a few steps from this marker); 1980 (a few steps from this marker); George Washington Carver (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
Categories. DisastersEnvironment
 
 
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 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement