Courtesy of the Missouri Department of Tourism
Cape Girardeau's Missouri Wall of Fame
August 14, 1846: A meteorite weighing just over five pounds struck near the town of Cape Girardeau.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.