Captured on Film #178
Thursday, July 26, 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 July 5, 1988.
Steaming "full ahead" around Cape Rock Bend, north of Cape Girardeau, Sunday morning, the Mississippi Queen was still leading the Delta Queen in this year's New Orleans to St. Louis Great Steamboat Race. The Delta Queen won the race and the coveted antlers that will be mounted on top of her pilot house. (David Hente ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 24, 1993.
Baseball camp at Capaha Park is one of the summer offerings for youngsters at Southeast Missouri State University. Palmer Muench, left, head coach of the university's Indians baseball team, works Wednesday morning with Ryan Essex on a base running exercise. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 17, 1993.
Two excavators cut a slope along Cape LaCroix Creek east of the 200 block of South Broadview Wednesday in Cape Girardeau. Brenda Kay Construction and Dumey Excavation are continuing work on the Cape LaCroix Creek flood control project. Concrete will be poured in the area for a channel floor and also on the slopes. A hiking and biking trail will be put in above the south slope. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 15, 1993.
Burt Lehman, a Vietnam veteran and Jackson businessman, participated in a flag retirement ceremony Monday evening at the Missouri Veterans Home. (Melina A. Mara ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 14, 1993.
Barbara Popp, Marjorie Swan and Shery Varney were winners in the first-ever Mrs. Oliver Look-Alike Contest held Sunday in Jackson. John Oliver Jr., who is the great-grandson of Marie Watkins Oliver, the woman who designed the Missouri state flag, judged the contest. (Larry Thompson ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published July 21, 1978.
It may have been a bit crowded on the riverfront, thanks to the higher-than-normal water level, but the lucky spectators who found seats inside the floodwall had a ring-side view of the American Wind Symphony's concert Friday night. Others sat as far away as Courthouse Park. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Ron Hahs has identified this previous mystery photo. "The event was a 4-H Club county-wide event where we auctioned off ourselves to work for the person who 'bought' us. I was purchased by my grandpa, George Kasten, who is feeling my muscle. My grandma, Mary Barks Hahs, is beside me and sister, Nancy Hahs Adelsberger is looking on." The picture was taken at the county courthouse in Jackson in the 1950s. (G.D. FRONABARGER ~ Southeast Missourian archive)