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Fred Lynch

Old streetcar rails on Broadway

Posted Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 12:00 AM

June 11, 1968 Southeast Missourian

Mrs. Carl Kiehne points to the old streetcar rails along Broadway which now will be completely covered by the (asphalt) surfacing. Mrs. Kiehne recalls coming to Cape Girardeau during the fair and riding the streetcars. The streetcar company was operated by Missouri Utilites Co. until 1934. (Missourian archive)

Note Wimpy's Restaurant in the background near Broadway and Henderson Avenue. The business opened in 1962 in the former Kilgore Drug Store and Restaurant.

Previous blogs:

Broadway trolley gone, remnants remain

Knaup Floral 1929 with trolley tracks

The book, When Missouri Took the Trolley, by Andrew D. Young, details the route of the trolley in Cape Girardeau:

International Shoe on North Main south to Broadway, west on Broadway, north on Henderson, west on Normal, south on West End Blvd., east on William, south a block on Pacific, east on Good Hope, north on Spanish, east on Independence a block to Main, north on Main to Broadway. Two blocks were added on Spanish south from Broadway to Independence, then a block east to Main, avoiding Broadway hill.


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  • AAAA...Memories

    -- Posted by watalifer on Thu, Apr 25, 2013, at 4:03 AM
  • Mr &Mrs Kiehne ran the Sinclair Station at the corner of Broadway and Henderson where Imos is located.

    -- Posted by racer3694 on Thu, Apr 25, 2013, at 12:32 PM