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More about pioneer Cape stores

Posted Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 12:00 AM

In my last blog I dealt with the history of Doyle's Hat Shop. When it closed in 1960, it was 101 years old. That blog was a continuation of an earlier installment about pioneer retail establishments in Cape Girardeau. Two other longtime stores were mentioned in that 1939 article: Vandeven's Grocery and Hirsch's general store.

While brief histories were given of each, I thought more in-depth articles would be of interest to my readers.

March 27, 1969:

Part 2

G.D. "Frony" Fronabarger announced the closing of Hirsch's in his business column on June 12, 1977, but offered little background. Here's a story that provides a better history of this Haarig mainstay.

Part 2:


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Vandeven's was always one of my favorite lunchtime hangouts when I was going to Trinity Lutheran School. Here's what it looked like "Back in the Day."

http://www.capecentralhigh.com/cape-phot...

I'm glad to see a viable business move into the building, but Howard's has managed to cover up everything that made the interior unique.

-- Posted by Ken1 on Thu, Mar 1, 2012, at 7:45 AM


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The Southeast Missourian's resident historian Sharon K. Sanders blogs about interesting pieces of local history pulled from the newspaper's morgue -- the place where our old editions are kept.
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