What’s shaking in Cape Girardeau?

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  1. Harry Styron

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    I’ll be there on Friday and Saturday for a board meeting that breaks up in the early evening.

    I’d like to hear some good music or make some some kind of music with any TDPRI member in the area.
     
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    Pro tip, it’s not a cape.
     
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    Supposed to be some preserved French architecture dating back to the 1700s in that town.
     
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    Definitely there is in Ste Genevieve, 30 miles north.
     
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    Whoops...that’s what I was thinking of, not Cape Girardeau.
     
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    New Madrid Fault?
     
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    You get points for catching on.
     
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    That's on the opposite side further south, just above Memphis
     
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    I think they throw rolls at you there!
     
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    I think you have a few surviving bilingual speakers of the mid-continent French dialect spoken by the voyageurs there, too. There are lots of Missouri towns with French place names--Versailles, pronounced "Ver-Sales," comes to mind.
     
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    Cape Girardeau is near the north end of the New Madrid Fault, some of which is across the Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois. The fault runs from Cairo south-south westward through Missouri's Boot Hell into Arkansas, in the area that makes up the north section of the Mississippi delta.
     
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    The original Lambert's Cafe is in Sikeston, Missouri, just a few miles sooth of Cape Girardeau.
     
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    French immigrants came from the Gaspe Peninsula area of Quebec in the early 1700s. While most went on to Louisiana, quite a few settled on both sides of the Mississippi in St. Louis and southward, founding Ste Genevieve, Missouri in about 1730. Most of them stayed close to the Mississippi River, living in Ste. Genevieve, and also Mine LaMotte, Cadet, Potosi, Old Mines, and other little towns, where they mined barite. I did a lot of historical research in the area in grad school in 1976-77, and found few French speakers then.

    Versailles, Missouri, is in central Missouri and doesn't have anything to do with the French settlers.
     
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    I just knew it made Reelfoot lake :oops:
     
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    That’s Lambert’s Cafe which is south but I don’t remember how far. Good Home Cookin’ Style Food and they walk around with sides and will give you a heaping of it and are known for walking around with rolls and throwing them to you. Fun place.
     
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    The seismic zone affected by the New Madrid Fault is includes substantial parts of Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and Arkansas. Fortunately, there hasn't been a huge earthquake since the one that formed Reelfoot Lake in 1811-12. There are lots of small quakes, with much of their energy absorbed by the deep delta soils.
     
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    It's a college town and there's a casino nearby.should be some live music somewhere.
    As you said, St. Genevieve is close.
    I've been there but probably 35 years ago.
     
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    We visited the place, a number of times while we had a place in Memphis. Tourists seemed to like the old built up area; the historic district near the River. We also walked up and down the old primary business street that ran perpendicular to the riverfront tourist street, past the University.

    But the commerce seems to be migrating to over by the Interstate. I mean, it is nicer than Poplar Bluff, or Pine Bluff, but especially with all the hospitality oriented places closed or struggling, it could be a challenge.
     
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