Captured on Film #97
Thursday, January 5, 2017
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 Dec. 14, 1981. Children at May Greene School have been enjoying the new playground equipment installed by the Navy Seabees maintenance unit, CBMU 302. The equipment and the children have been getting a lot of workout with the bright, sunny December days. (Fred Lynch photo)
Published Nov. 15, 1981.
There was plenty of laughter -- and action -- on the basketball court when the Harlem Globetrotters made an appearance here, sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Rotary Club. Here, Tim Weakley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Weakley, got a run for his money from Globetrotter Curly Neal, who was armed not with a basketball, but with a bucket of water, or confetti, as it turned out later. The Globetrotters drew a sizable crowd at the new Central High School gymnasium. (Southeast Missourian archive)
These unidentified Cub Scouts, watched over by their den mothers, displayed their carpentry skills at a local park. (G.D. Fronabarger ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Aug. 14, 1991.
Taylor Myer, left, and her sister, Ashley Myer of Jackson Route 1, discovered the thrill of boating on the Jackson square at the opening of the 84th annual Jackson Homecomers. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Oct. 26, 1972.
Robert A. Baert of Chaffee, Missouri, left, looked toward the squirrels in trees at Common Pleas Courthouse Park in Cape Girardeau, as he carried a sack of walnuts he donated as food for the animals. Assisting him in unloading the five bushels of nuts were City Manager W.G. Lawley, center, and City Attorney A. Robert Pierce Jr. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Feb. 25, 1967.
Seesaws in Cape Girardeau city parks were candy-striped in 1967 as part of the year-around maintenance program. Park employees, from left, were Michael Terry, Glenn Seabaugh and Maple Craft. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published May 1, 1971.
A new tractor-mower was purchased by the Cape Girardeau park department in 1971. It allowed workers to reduce their man hours by 50 percent when cutting grass in Capaha, Arena, Indian and Missouri parks. Here, Maple Craft mowed in Arena Park. (Southeast Missourian archive)