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Broadway trolley gone, remnants remainPosted Monday, April 30, 2012, at 12:00 AM
From 1893 through 1934, trolley cars provided transportation through Cape Girardeau. Here a passenger prepares to board an electric street car at the corner of Broadway and Main. The Boston Grocery Store and Boston Rooming House were at the northwest corner. The building burned in 1934. (Southeast Missourian archive)
I intended to take pictures of an old rail being removed from the street at Broadway and Main as part of the Broadway corridor project. Alas, a crew with Fronabarger Concreters worked much faster than I expected. As I arrived the old dirty beam was being loaded into a truck. I did shoot these photos at f/8 when I got there. Old rail ties still remained from the trolley days. I got to keep an old rail spike for being there.
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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.