Captured on Film #161
Captured on Film galleries feature Southeast Missourian photographs taken mainly in the 1960s through the 1990s, before the age of digital photography. Comments or questions about these images should be directed to librarian Sharon Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published March 23, 1988.
Employees of the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department erect a sign at Capaha Park. The sign was originally put up last June for four days before being removed by order of then-city manager Gary Eide on the grounds that neither he nor the City Council had approved it. Approval to re-erect the $2,750 sign, which had been in storage, was recently given by City Manager J. Ronald Fischer. Pictured, from left, are Mike Dickey, Tim Barton, Rick Wilson and John Penrose. (Mark Sterkel ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published March 29, 1988.
"Transportation on the River" is the theme of the 85-foot long, 10-foot high mural that Craig Thomas is painting on the walls of Washington School in Cape Girardeau. The mural, which is a view of Cape Girardeau including several boats on the Mississippi and the river bridge, is funded through the elementary school's PTA and Centerre Bank, Washington School's Adopt-A-School partner. (Mark Sterkel ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Here is a view of flooding from Cape LaCroix Creek at Arena Park in March 1988. The footbridge was closed in 1992 and replaced with a modern span. (Mark Sterkel ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published March 23, 1993,
Wayne Maupin, superintendent of the Jackson School District, explains the proposal for a new middle school to members of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. Voters will decide April 6 on the $4.7 million bond issue. Following the presentation, members of the Chamber in attendance voted unanimously to endorse the issue. (Don Shrubshell ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Jan. 7, 1983.
Traffic at the intersection of Frederick and Independence streets was obstructed for about an hour today while a Missouri Pacific Railroad crew worked to repair tracks just east of the intersection. A Mo-Pac locomotive, pulling a boxcar and a caboose, derailed near the Mo-Pac depot at about 9 a.m. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published March 27, 1988.
Intense heat from 24,000 burning railroad ties, at right, caused several "kinks" to develop on both Union Pacific Railroad mainline tracks at Wolf Lake, Illinois, Saturday afternoon. The fire disrupted rail traffic between Dupo, Illinois, and Scott City. (David Hente ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
The 1952-53 Cape Girardeau Central Tigers basketball team receives the city champions trophy from Clarence Vogelsang, representing Farmers & Merchants Bank, on Feb. 20, 1953 at the Arena Building. G.D. Fronabarger shot the trophy presentation during intermission of the game between Central and Poplar Bluff. Read more about the team in this blog: www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/32952