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Cape Girardeau and Mississippi River Flooding Video
circa 1937-1940s
 
Extent: 1 VHS tape, 2 DVD copies.
 
Accession Number: 2008.010.
 
Abstract: Film footage of various events of note in the Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri, and Mississippi River Valley region, in the late 1930s and 1940s. Includes scenes of Mississippi River flooding (c. 1937) at Cape Girardeau, Charleston, Wyatt and New Madrid, Missouri and Cairo, Illinois; and a later flood (c. 1940s) in the Cape Girardeau downtown and riverfront area; the burning of the Cape Girardeau Community Club House in February 1937; damage from the November 1936 tornado in Cape Girardeau; a motor boat regatta on the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau in the summer of 1937; winter scenes in Cape Girardeau, 1936-1937; and miscellaneous undated scenes of the Ten-Mile Rose Garden between Cape and Jackson, Murphysboro, Illinois, local gardens, homes, and the Hirsch grave.
 
Processed by: Dr. Lisa Speer, February 2008.
 
Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Missouri State University
Phone:(573) 651-2245 Fax: (573) 651-2666 Email: semoarchives@semo.edu
 
Provenance: Original VHS tape donated by Scott Shivelbine.
 
Citation: Cape Girardeau and Mississippi River Flooding Video, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
 
Restrictions: Requires DVD or VHS player to view.
 
Scope and Content Note
 
Film footage of various events of note in the Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri, and Mississippi River Valley region, in the late 1930s and 1940s. Includes scenes of Mississippi River flooding (c. 1937) at Cape Girardeau, Charleston, Wyatt and New Madrid, Missouri and Cairo, Illinois; and a later flood (c. 1940s) in the Cape Girardeau downtown and riverfront area; the burning of the Cape Girardeau Community Club House in February 1937; damage from the November 1936 tornado in Cape Girardeau; a motor boat regatta on the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau in the summer of 1937; winter scenes in Cape Girardeau, 1936-1937; and miscellaneous undated scenes of the Ten-Mile Rose Garden between Cape and Jackson, Murphysboro, Illinois, local gardens, homes, and the Hirsch grave.
 
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