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Fred Lynch

Cape Rock Park

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 12:00 AM

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A boulder was placed at Cape Rock by Highway Engineer Dennis Scivally in September 1933, and a bronze plaque was attached which read: "On this rock promontory, which originally projected into the river and formed a cape, Ensign Girardot, a Frenchman, established a trading post about 1733. From this site Cape Girardeau took its name." The stone, weighing in the neighborhood of three tons, was moved to the park from the old Wilson property on North Main Street. (G.D. Fronabarger photo, undated)

Previous blogs:

Sunrise at Cape Rock Park

From the Morgue: Preserving Cape Rock Park

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  • The black and white photo really illustrates how open and beautiful the location was before the Parks Department allowed unchecked tree growth and undergrowth to choke the views and the beauty of the location.

    -- Posted by klrwhizkid on Mon, Jun 17, 2013, at 7:23 PM