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Capaha Park aerial with pool

Posted Friday, July 20, 2012, at 12:00 AM

G.D. Fronabarger took this aerial photo of Capaha Park that includes the swimming pool and the baseball field, probably in the late 1950s.

The pool is no longer there.

Here is a previous blog on the opening day at the pool in 1957.

Here is another aerial photo of Capaha Park with more links.

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Here are aerials of the park and surrounding neighborhoods taken in 1964:


Vintage and recent photos of the ballfield, lagoon and pool.


It sure feels quiet when I go by where the pool used to be. That hill should be alive with the sound of kids splashing and screaming.

-- Posted by Ken1 on Fri, Jul 20, 2012, at 1:53 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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