Captured on Film #173
Thursday, June 21, 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.
Published May 1, 1988. Renovation of the old Jackson post office is nearly complete for use by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. Here, Mysie Keene adds sparkle to windows in the new hospitality room while Patty Reisenbichler cleans up after the carpenters. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 23, 1988.
Arnold Kistner gets the feel of the engineer's seat of the coal-fired miniature steam engine on which Danny Davis is working to have ready for this weekend's Iron Mountain Railroad Festival, a working craft show at Jackson and Gordonville. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published July 18, 1983.
The scoreboard at Capaha Park tells the story as Capaha left fielder Chris Janet leans against the fence during a pitching change in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday against Spanky's of Edwardsville, Illinois. The Capahas lost the first game by the score shown, but won the second contest, 6-5. (Rick Underwood ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published May 6, 1993.
Bob Snell cuts the lawn Wednesday at his home in Gale, Illinois, just above the floodwaters that have covered the main road leading east of town. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published May 3, 1988. Cape Central's Jason Crowell follows through on a chip shot to the green on the par 5 hole Monday at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. Crowell shot a 38 to help the Tigers defeat Jackson. (Mark Sterkel ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published May 2, 1983.
Lee Burlbaugh and Gus Felty trolled along Water Street this morning armed with a gig just in case they spotted a fish. Burlbaugh said he had already gigged a 10-pound carp which was swimming in his back yard. "It's in my freezer now," he said. "We'll have it for supper." The river stage at Cape Girardeau was 40 feet. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 29, 1954.
This picture shows just a portion of the crowd of youngsters who daily flock to the pool at Capaha Park to escape the heat. [The oval pool, which opened July 4, 1919, was replaced by a larger pool nearby that opened in 1957. The photo is looking to the south with Broadway in the background.] (G.D. Fronabarger ~ Southeast Missourian archive)