possibly the most interesting and noble family of all time;
truly, history in the making...... Well OK - gateway to the
famous and infamous, and
then there's the rest of us. But we're family and as far as
we're concerned, we're all in it together and count just the
same. Anyway, we're not finished yet, so give us some slack and just enjoy the site.
picture of the house (above, left) is where all the Phelps
Family grew up. It was a 4 bedroom, 2 bath house with living room, dining room, kitchen
and full basement. This picture was taken in 1969 (the year I
graduated from high school and left home) and that's Danny on
the porch acting like, well, a nut. He was probably 23 or so at
The house was and still is on a corner lot facing Independence St. which is a main street in town. After the passing of our mother & all the children were grown and gone from home, my Dad sold the house, remarried, and moved into a nicer, newer home in a very nice neighborhood for that time.
Cape Girardeau is a city of approximately 40,000
people, and boasts being the hometown of Rush Limbaugh. It's
really a beautiful and interesting city, founded on the banks of
the Mississippi River, and is a city that is rich in history.
For more information, see Cape Girardeau (will open in a new window), also called "The City of Roses," is
about 110 miles south of St. Louis, Mo. which is known as
"the Gateway to the West."
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