Cape Girardeau, Missouri: Taft Mural: Visit Us Again

Part of a 1,500-foot-long mural painted on Cape Girardeau's flood wall, depicting key moments in its history, including President Taft's arrival by boat on 16 October 1909, entering town under a ceremonial arch erected on this spot. The mural, painted by Thomas Melvin in 2005, entreats Taft to "Visit Us Again," but he never did.
Address:
Water St., Cape Girardeau, MO
Directions:
Take Broadway Street heading east all the way through town until you hit North Water Street at the riverfront.
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Missouri Wall of Fame.

Missouri Wall of Fame

On the dry side of the Mississippi River flood wall is the Missouri Wall of Fame. Originally painted in 1995 and retouched in 2006. Famous Missourians on the wall run the gamut from Redd Foxx to Walt Disney, Betty Grable to Rush Limbaugh, Stan Musial to Jesse James, Dale Carnegie to J.C. Penney. 47 in all! Along with the historically-themed Mississippi River Tales mural, the 1,600 foot long artwork covers 25,000 square feet. Step right up and get a good look, but watch out for the trains!

[Mike Gassmann, 10/31/2018]
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