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Cape Transit school busPosted Monday, February 21, 2011, at 7:30 AM
The building was originally Central High School. It became the junior high when the new high school opened in 1953 on Caruthers Avenue. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)
Excerpt from Sept. 8, 1953 Southeast Missourian:
A new term of school opened today for 4255 youngsters, public and parochial, an increase of 211 over the opening day a year ago, with indications that the figure will grow through the week as late arrivals are registered and begin classes.
The crowded situation which has prevailed in public elementary schools the past several years was greatly eased by the transfer of seventh and eighth grades to Junior High School and the beginning of classes in new Central High School.
The new Junior High School (former Central) showed an enrollment of 403 pupils.
Central High School had 798 enrolled.
Franklin, 546; May Greene, 396; Lorimier, 225; Washington, 431; Cobb (elementary and high school) 120.
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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.