Scenic USA - Missouri
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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|Photos by Ben Prepelka|
Conveniently set along the Mississippi River bank, Cape Girardeau was named after the Frenchman, Jean Baptiste Girardor. The site of his trading post was established at Cape Rock, Missouri, in the 1730s. By 1803, when Louis and Clark set out for their overland journey, Cape Girardeau boasted a population of over 1000. Over time, riverboats and railways propelled the village into a prospering city.
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