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United Oil Co. flooded on Kingshighway

Posted Friday, July 16, 2010, at 7:30 AM

Employees at United Oil Co. can be seen wading in floodwaters as deep as 2 1/2 feet from heavy rainfall that covered the property on Kingshighway at Independence Street on July 15, 1958. The lower photo is looking north from Independence Street and shows the overflowing Cape La Croix creek.

G.D. Fronabarger took these pictures at dusk for the next day's Southeast Missourian.

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Here's what Cape did to keep that from happening again.


-- Posted by ksteinhoff on Mon, Apr 25, 2011, at 10:01 AM

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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.

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