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French History: Exploring Cape Girardeau’s French heritage for Mardi Gras

From the city’s original namesake, French officer Jean Baptiste de Girardot, to architectural and cultural influences, Cape Girardeau is among several communities along the Mississippi River whose French heritage is alive and well. In honor Mardi Gras, we’re exploring some of that heritage with three places you can experience it firsthand in the city’s downtown ... Read More

Celebrating African American History Month in Cape Girardeau

For African American History Month, we’re exploring Cape Girardeau’s trove of related historical sites. Due to ongoing construction at the historic Common Pleas Courthouse, visitors cannot currently enjoy Ivers Square. This area will soon be a remarkable addition to the history of Cape Girardeau! Say abreast on the updates and come visit these exciting downtown ... Read More

Romantic backdrops: Exploring the city’s most scenic locales for marriage proposals and weddings

Love is in the air this month, and that makes it a popular time for marriage proposals. A recent survey found that as many as 6 million couples get engaged on Valentine’s Day each year*. If you’re pondering a future trip down the aisle (or just like to admire scenic views), check out some of ... Read More
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