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Dennis Scivally Park: then and now

Posted Friday, June 10, 2011, at 6:00 AM

The creek bed at Dennis Scivally Park has drawn youngsters for decades.

Frony shot the top photo sometime before the footbridge was built by Dennis M. Scivally in 1941. The creek is a tributary of Walker Branch. The park is located at Cape Rock Drive and Brookwood Drive in Cape Girardeau. The lower photo was made recently.

Here is a previous blog about the park with another early photo by G.D. Fronabarger. More links to Dennis Scivally and the park are included.

Youngsters search for crawdads in the creek at the park.

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Remember in the summer of 1956, a newborn infant was found dead under the bridge.

-- Posted by Yankee Station on Fri, Jun 10, 2011, at 10:35 AM

1956? Nobody remembers that far back...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Fri, Jun 10, 2011, at 2:44 PM

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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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