f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us Parking crunch at State College in 1958 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68544 July 11, 1958 Southeast Missourian These two pictures illustrate how serious the parking problem is at State College due to the number of students at the summer term who commute from distances as far as 50 miles or more. The top picture shows Normal from Pacific looking west, while below is shown the one-way drive back of the Science Building with Academic Hall, and more vehicles, in the background. (G.D. Fronabarger photos) Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:52 -0600 Valentines were 'fancy and frilly' http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70858 Feb. 14, 1978 Southeast Missourian Mrs. Eda Buck of Altenburg, Missouri displays her collection of early valentines at the Southeast Missouri Museum. Below are two of her favorite valentines. (Fred Lynch photos) Valentines full of memories By Mary L. Spell Missourian Staff Writer "Mamma insists that keeping her mementos is probably just old-fashioned nonsense," but family members tag her a romantic. Mrs. Eda Buck of Altenburg, Missouri, "Mamma," has... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Otto J. Goehring's Transfer and Moving Co. http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67745 Otto J. Goehring, sitting on top of the truck, was the owner of the Transfer and Moving Co. when this photo was made in 1919. His brother, Herbert, stood on the running board of the truck. The picture was taken in the 400 block of Broadway. (Photo courtesy Flora Suedekum) May 6, 1918 Southeast Missourian Local and Personal Otto Goehring, moving and transfer, 229 North Sprigg street, Phone 878. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Rush Limbaugh gets 'Gift of Gab' from family http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70522 The family of national radio-talk-show host Rush Limbaugh shares a moment in the law office of his grandfather, Rush H. Limbaugh Sr., right. Millie Limbaugh, left, is Rush III's mother, with brother David Limbaugh, also a lawyer. (Fred Lynch photo) Feb. 7, 1993 Southeast Missourian Talk-show host Limbaugh gets it from his family By R.B. Fallstrom, The Associated Press CAPE GIRARDEAU -- It's easy to spot where Rush Limbaugh got his gift of gab. The whole family loves to... Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:01 -0600 Boys will be boys: aerial view http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70337 I was taking some aerial photographs over Cape Girardeau one day when I spotted a curious sight below, off North Kingshighway at the edge of the city. I motioned and shouted to the pilot, "Look! There's Mike and Jeff!" He must have wondered how I could see so well, since we were about 1,000 feet high. Oct. 20, 1977 Southeast Missourian Mrs. Gus W. Coomer just naturally assumed that her sons,... Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:16 -0600 Golden Eagles Band performs at Super Bowl V http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70516 Jan. 13, 1971 Southeast Missourian First contingent of State College's Golden Eagles boards jet at Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport this morning. Bad weather failed to stop them from going to sunny Miami, Florida for Sunday's Orange Bowl appearance. Weather fails to ground Golden Eagles Not even the pea soup weather could keep the Golden Eagles from spreading their wings today--even if departure was late. One planeload of the State College group got off the Municipal... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:52 -0600 Southeast Missourian carrier boys http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70003 Southeast Missourian carrier boys pick up their newspaper bundles in this photo that was taken about 1947, the year when the tile murals were installed on the annex that was built in 1936. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Here is an earlier photo of newspaper carriers: Missourian paperboys 1941 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:30 -0600 Paul Lueders, Master Photographer http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70245 Jan. 24, 1988 Southeast Missourian John Lueders, left, and Paul Lueders are pictured with a portrait Paul made of their father, Herbert Lueders, in 1940. (Mark Sterkel photo) Paul Lueders, Lueders Studio, is a Master Photographer, a recognition of his years of experience and expertise. He has worked in a portrait studio since the age of eight. His father, Herbert, came to Cape Girardeau from Lexington, Missouri in 1925 and established the business at 427 Broadway. Lueders, during... Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:47 -0600 Popp's A&W Drive-In http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70667 June 6, 1982 Southeast Missourian Popp's A&W Drive-In The business, located at 335 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau, started Memorial Day, 1960, noted as a drink stand, closing three months each year. We remodeled in 1970, built a dining room in 1975, open year around for your personal dining pleasure. We specialize in cold frostie mugs, A&W Root Beer, and the best in hamburgers, French fries and homemade onion rings, also homemade vegetable soup and chili. Editor's... Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Negative teens: winter's one-two punch in 1977 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70705 The children of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Parker, Max, 11, Dottie, 8, and Gregory, 3, of Cape Girardeau used the snow to make a replica of the family's 1975 Volkswagen, using water to make the snow stick and ashes to color the wheels in this photo published Jan. 11, 1977. Below, an unpublished image shows motorists driving carefully on Broadway at Caruthers Avenue as snow falls that day. See a recent photo of the area below the story. (Fred Lynch photos) Jan. 11, 1977 Southeast... Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:33 -0600 Helen Carter - SEMO's first black graduate http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70666 Helen Carter - (G.D. Fronabarger photo) May 19, 1956 Southeast Missourian First Negro Grad of College Hopes to Remain in Girardeau Miss Helen N. Carter became the first member of the Negro race to graduate from State College when she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education at commencement exercises Monday. Miss Carter, who majored in speech with minors in social science and English, was the second member of her race to enroll at the college here when integration... Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:55 -0600 Riverfront Park - then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70517 Riverfront Park had a different meaning in 1956 as automobiles were parked on the cobblestones between the Mississippi River and Water Street in downtown Cape Girardeau. The photo was taken by G.D. Fronabarger. Below, the area is seen in December 2017 with the floodwall and amphitheater. Concrete has been added to fill in the missing cobblestones washed away by the river. Previous blog: Wharf parking to end Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:22 -0600 The Schuchert Band http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69967 The members of Schuchert's Band enlisted during World War I in 1917. The band posed for a photo in the 200 block of Broadway, in front of The Daily Republican building. Read what happened to the band in this blog by Sharon Sanders: The boys in Dr. Schuchert's band The band would later become the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band. Read more here: A musical family passes the baton Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:47 -0600 Fountain Park built in 1931 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70630 Cold temperatures support a growing ice sculpture Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 on the fountain at the goldfish pond at Fountain Park in Cape Girardeau. Situated across from the city's water plant on East Cape Rock Drive, the park was built in 1931 as a project of the Better Service Club of Missouri Utilities Co. employees. See story below. (Fred Lynch photos) May 21, 1931 Southeast Missourian Park to Be Central Feature in Beautification at Water Plant A project of the Better... Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:16 -0600 Lou Hobbs' earthquake song is worldwide hit http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70363 Jan. 3, 1993 Southeast Missourian Lou Hobbs shows the plaque that he received commemorating his song about "Living on the New Madrid Fault Line." The song has received airplay in 90 countries. (Fred Lynch photo) Local artist's song played in 90 countries "Lately I feel a little nervous about my section of the land of the free, living on the New Madrid fault line, something's shakin', Lord, I hope it's just me." By Sam Blackwell, Staff... Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:39 -0600 Marquette Cement smokestack http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70001 The Marquette Cement Mfg. plant in South Cape Girardeau is shown in September 1939. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Previous blogs: Marquette smokestack comes down Marquette Cement Co. quarry blast Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:00:17 -0600 Woolworth's closes on Main Street http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69487 Dec. 27, 1977 Southeast Missourian Mrs. Robbie Wright, lunch counter operator at the F.W. Woolworth store on Main, writes out the check one last time for Bill Scott of Wasilla, Alaska. Mr. Scott, who is visiting his brother Bob Scott, said he always had stopped at Woolworth's for coffee when in Cape Girardeau. The downtown store will close its doors at 5:30 p.m. today. (Fred Lynch photo) Store holds memories For those who bought their first lipstick or bag of marbles at F.W.... Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:51 -0600 Christmas Tournament at Houck Field House http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70361 Dec. 28, 1974 Southeast Missourian Houck Field House was filled to capacity Friday night, Dec. 27, 1974, during the semifinal games of the 31st annual University High Christmas Basketball Tournament. The Cape Central Tigers fell to the Charleston Bluejays, 49 to 48, in a thrill-packed upset that was not decided until the closing buzzer. The Notre Dame Bulldogs pounded the Scott County Central Braves 70 to 55, thereby advancing to the finals tonight against Charleston before what is... Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:00:47 -0600 Firemen repair toys in 1935 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69975 Dec. 21, 1935 Southeast Missourian A month ago members of Cape Girardeau's fire department sounded an appeal for old toys, promising that if Girardeans would bring in the playthings, they would repair and renovate them so that some of the needy youngsters would be sure of a visit by Santa Claus. The response was far more than our gallant firemen looked for, but they stuck by their toys and did a big job in a big way. They are shown here with some of the toys. Left to right: Chief Harry... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:56 -0600 Main Street traffic - then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70446 G.D. Fronabarger made this photo of Main Street in downtown Cape Girardeau, probably in the late 1950s. A 1958 city directory lists Schiff's Big Shoe Store, 17 N. Main, and Graber's department store, 19 N. Main. Notice the one-way traffic. Below is a recent photo of the area. Previous blogs: Downtown Christmas shoppers 'Tis the season on Main Street Main Street merchants 1925 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:47 -0600