Captured on Film #171
Thursday, June 7, 2018
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.
May 19, 1988. "Piggy," Richard Esicar's 300-pound concrete pig, was returned to its home in front of Esicar's smokehouse Wednesday after hognappers held it hostage for 32 days. Members of a college fraternity were responsible for the pig's disappearance, but cooperated with law enforcement agencies to assure its return. During its absence, Piggy suffered a few scratches and two broken ears and traveled as far away as St. Louis and Illinois. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 19, 1983.
Cape Capahas coach Jess Bolen leaves pitcher Fred Brinkopf and catcher Steve Williams to talk over the situation facing the team in the sixth inning of Friday's game against Valmeyer, Illinois. Brinkopf walked the first hitter he faced, but got out of a jam by inducing the next batter to bounce into a double play. He was eventually the pitcher of record in a 10-8 victory. (Rick Underwood ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published May 24, 1993.
John Detore celebrates with a smile as he slaps a shot past Benji Stephens, left, Sunday afternoon in a friendly game of roller blade street hockey in a parking lot at Cape Girardeau Central High School. Luke Lowes, in the background, watches his partner score. (Larry Thompson ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 26, 1988.
Matches might be easier, but Jim Long of Jackson likes to make fire the old-fashioned way by using flint and steel. He and Don Davis, of Sikeston, Missouri, shown at the campfire, are members of Ramsey's Rangers, a muzzle-loading gun club, who set up camp at the Gordonville City Park for the Iron Mountain Railroad Festival. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published May 27, 1983. The Salvation Army building, 215 Broadway in Cape Girardeau.
Published May 12, 1983.
Young and old alike crowded into West Park Mall Wednesday for the grand opening of Wehrenberg Theatre's West Park 4 Cine. The first of two "Nickelodeon" days are being held, where movie-goers can attend their choice of four movies for a nickel. Regular programming starts Friday, featuring "Blue Thunder," "E.T.," "Breathless" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes." (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published July 26, 1946.
This picture shows a typical afternoon at Fairground Park's overcrowded small swimming pool. [Now Capaha Park, the pool was replaced in 1957.] (G.D. Fronabarger photo)