1916 (HM21G9)

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 Cape Girardeau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 18.123', W 89° 31.091'

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The Great Fire

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.

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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.
HM NumberHM21G9
Placed ByMississippi River Tales River Heritage Mural Association Cape Girardeau, Missouri Where the river turns a thousand tales
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Date Added Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 276812 N 4131353
Decimal Degrees37.30205000, -89.51818333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.123', W 89° 31.091'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 7.3800000000001" N, 89° 31' 5.4600000000001" W
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Area Code(s)573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Water St, Cape Girardeau MO 63703, US
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