The Great FireThe 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.
|Placed By||Mississippi River Tales River Heritage Mural Association Cape Girardeau, Missouri Where the river turns a thousand tales|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 276812 N 4131353|
|Decimal Degrees||37.30205000, -89.51818333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 18.123', W 89° 31.091'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 18' 7.3800000000001" N, 89° 31' 5.4600000000001" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Water St, Cape Girardeau MO 63703, US|
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