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Fred Lynch

Wet Gene's Waterslide

Posted Friday, April 19, 2013, at 12:00 AM

August. 13, 1986

Shannon Crowden, Mark Robinson and Roger Blue go down Wet Gene's Waterslide between Cape Girardeau and Jackson on Highway 61.

The recreational area was opened in 1980 by Gene Rhodes.

In 1987 it became LicketySplit under new ownership of Phillip "Bud" Leuckel.

In 1991 Leuckel expanded its concession areas.

The business no longer exists.


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  • Here's what it looked like in 2003 and 2005 from Google Earth and and a shot of all that's left of it in 2010.


    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Fri, Apr 19, 2013, at 7:09 AM
  • This is the perfect example of why public monies should not be spent on recreation. Within a decade, Cape splash will be an eye sore and money pit too.

    -- Posted by survivalist on Sat, Apr 20, 2013, at 9:50 AM