Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
1877 - 1896
The first long distance telephone line in Missouri was completed December 18, 1877 between Cape Girardeau and Jackson.
Here in a 10' by 12' second floor room the city's first telephone exchange was established by A.R. Ponder, L.J. Albert, J.F. Brooks, and M.A. Dennison doing business as the Cape Girardeau Telephone Company.
Location. 37° 18.283′ N, 89° 31.117′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on Themis Street 0 miles west of Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. 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. The Mississippi River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pook's Turtles (about 500 feet away); "Red Rover, Red Rover" (about 500 feet away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (approx. ¼ mile away); The Red House Interpretive Center (approx. ¼ mile away); George Drouillard (approx. ¼ mile away); The Red House (approx. ¼ mile away); Old St. Vincent's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 1,118 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on November 27, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.