Along the Mississippi River is a 15-foot floodwall that features numerous murals on both sides depicting people and events of Cape Girardeau's history. Most have an accompanying interpretive sign in front providing a short description. Several artists have painted murals including Chicago resident Thomas Melvin painted several of the murals, including the Mississippi River Tales mural which portrays a Carolina parakeet and a hawthorne plant, the state's official flower.
Backstory and Context
"River Heritage Museum Association Merges with Old Town Cape." September 2, 2009. https://www.semissourian.com/story/1566983.html.
Photo: Cape Girardeau - CVB