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Sharon Sanders

Preserving Cape Rock

Posted Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 12:00 AM


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  • Where are such citizens these days? Instead of putting up their own money they lead campaigns to increase the sales tax to pay for their pet projects.

    -- Posted by semowasp on Thu, Feb 2, 2012, at 6:19 AM
  • I've enjoyed going to Cape Rock over the years (even in the daytime).

    I found a picture of my mother on Cape Rock in the late 30s or early 40s and paired that with a current aerial and a story about the small park and fountain at the water plant:


    The view from Cape Rock is as pretty today as it was years ago:


    Here are additional photos of the park, including one with some students from the '60s looking at the monument.


    I wonder what it looked like before the railroad went through?

    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Thu, Feb 2, 2012, at 8:49 AM
  • I think the city ought to clean the brush off the part of Cape Rock Park, on the hill below and south of the rock, make it into a park so people could enjoy the view of river.

    I wrote an article awhile back saying this is the best view of the river up around the rock but it is too small, the part of unkept park below it sure would make a beautiful place for concrete picnic tables and we could see the new things proposed downtown on the river of our town.

    I wish some farsighted person would encourage this project so all could appreciate our area setting on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    -- Posted by busylady on Thu, Feb 2, 2012, at 7:09 PM
  • It's a shame the City Parks Department has not maintained the beauty of the park and its views up and down the river by keeping the tree growth thinned out and the wild undergrowth cleared out and the grass that was originally there in the 60's mowed and maintained. I am dismayed that it has been allowed to become more of an eyesore as opposed to an asset.

    -- Posted by klrwhizkid on Mon, Jun 17, 2013, at 7:20 PM