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Broadway line for Pancake DayPosted Friday, March 19, 2010, at 7:30 AM
Here is the scene on Broadway as published in the Southeast Missourian, April 3, 1947:
Waiting for pancakes was a pastime indulged in by many Girardeans Wednesday who stood in line in order to sample the products turned out by the Lions Club during their ninth annual Pancake Day. The photograph was taken at the height of the noon rush hour in front of the Millikan Motor Co. salesroom, where the event was held. Several times during the day the waiting line extended out Broadway for the length of the block. Tabulation revealed that 632 servings were made, including 340 which were paid for at the door. Nearly 4300 tickets were sold in advance, it was reported, making the total sale close to 4800. As a result, the Lions will realize approximately $1200, from which expenses will be deducted. The final amount will be a relief fund. (Photo by G.D. Fronabarger)
Lions Club Pancake Day locations:
1939-42 Himmelberger-Harrison Building, Broadway & Fountain
1943 421 Broadway
1944 Vedder Building (adjoining the Missourian Building)
1945-48 Millikan Motors, 817 Broadway
1949 Flentge's Appliance, 14 N. Sprigg St.
1950 Statler Implement Co., 10 N. Sprigg St.
1951-55 Frissell Building, 6-8 N. Spanish St.
1956-59 617 Good Hope St., former Orpheum Theater building
1960-present Arena Building
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Fred Lynch has captured images for the Southeast Missourian since 1975, in that time moving from black-and-white to color, from film to digital and to video. The blog title is a nod to an earlier era of news photography and the 4x5 Speed Graphic: It's more important to be there for the shot than to worry about technical details.