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Thursday, May 22, 2008

CAPE GIRARDEAU CIVIL WAR ERA NEWSPAPER PROVES YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN!

From the official Southeast Missouri State University press release:

"CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 16, 2008 - A once hidden gem has found its way back home thanks to an Illinois man and a donation from the Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society and the Southeast Missouri State University Center for Regional History.

The Society and the Center have recently given original copies of the Cape Girardeau Weekly Argus dating from June 1863 to June 1871 to Southeast Missouri State University's Kent Library, where they are now housed in Special Collections and Archives, said Dr. Lisa Speer, associate professor, Special Collections and Archives."

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NOTE: Should prove to be a tremendous help for persons researching the Civil War in southeast Missouri!

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