Haunted Cape Girardeau: Where the River Turns a Thousand Chilling Tales

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For nearly 250 years, the mighty Mississippi has granted Cape Girardeau a legacy of prosperity and dealt it some fearsome scars. Walk through buildings cut by the shrapnel of exploding steamboats, swamped in the debris of sudden floods and haunted by the restless spirits of those who washed ashore. And beyond the riverfront, tragedy's indelible mark can be found in places like the back row of the Rose Theater or the ashen mists of Spook Hollow. Joel Rhodes keeps company with the most forlorn figures and entrenched phantoms in this history of Cape Girardeau, where the river turns a thousand chilling tales.
ISBN: 9781609497590
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Missouri
Series: Haunted America
Images: 35
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Joel P. Rhodes is a history professor at Southeast Missouri State University. He co-authored Historic Cape Girardeau: An Illustrated History and co-produces the Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival. He lives in Cape Girardeau with his wife Jeanie and their three children, Alex, Olivia, and Ella.
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