Captured on Film #98
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 email@example.com.
Published Sept. 9, 1972.
Mayor Howard C. Tooke tossed up a basketball, while Herbert Smith, left, and Bradley McIntosh jumped for it after dedication ceremonies for a hard-surfaced court in Indian Park. The Cape Girardeau Kiwanis Club presented a check for $1,100 to the city to cover the cost of the court. The funds were obtained from the annual Kiwanis Club horse show. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 20, 1989.
Scott Williams of the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department enjoyed a rare view of the old Mississippi River bridge from the belfry atop the former St. Vincent's College, now the River Campus. Members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board toured the facilities. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Dec.11, 1981. Divers Calvin Brennan of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Reserve, at left, and Robin Harris of the Missouri Department of Conservation went diving in the cold, muddy waters of the Mississippi River in search of a car which had been seen dumped in the river. Harris held the license plate from the vehicle, a 1977 Dodge Charger, in order for detectives to identify the owner of the vehicle. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published April 8, 1969.
These three Cape Girardeau youngsters were among the many lining the banks of the Capaha Park Lagoon to take advantage of the warm weather and school holiday to get in a little fishing. From the left were Brad Wagoner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wagoner Jr., and Larry and Tommy Neal, sons of Mr. and Mrs. James Neal. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published May 17, 1987.
The train engine in Arena Park was given the nickname of Jim Johnson's great-grandfather, Virgil "Hoppy" Hopkins, in 1987. The name was chosen from over 1,200 entries. "Hoppy" worked on the train when it was in operation at Marquette Cement. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 20, 1970.
The Kiwanis Club-supplied play equipment in Capaha Park, adjacent to Broadway, received a great deal of use in the summer of 1970. These mothers had their tots there, riding the horses and other play animals. Children, from left, were James McKorkle, Terry Shirley (partly hidden), Timothy McKorkle and Kenny Stone. The mothers were Mrs. William McKorkle and Mrs. Johnnie Shirley. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 5, 1989.
Dennis Seyer explained the lighting system at Rose Theater for students in the Horizons program sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University. From left were Emily Trueblood, Michelle Bennett, Robbie Pelker and Sean Seyer, all of Cape Girardeau. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)