Captured on Film #71
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 March 20, 1989.
Jake "The Snake" Roberts of the World Wrestling Federation helped draw hundreds of people to the new Central Hardware store during its grand opening. For two hours, a steady stream of fans met the wrestler and got a free instant photo. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 12, 1988.
Bob Hahn, left, and Jim Drury pointed to a map showing two sections of land totaling 12 acres on the east side of Interstate 55 at the intersection of Highway 61. MidAmerica Hotels Corp. was seeking to have the land "de-annexed" from the city of Cape Girardeau and subsequently annexed into the city of Jackson. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published April 16, 1989.
Tony Buerhle was managing officer of the corporation which purchased BG's Part II in Town Plaza Shopping Center. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published May 16, 1993.
In the center of the photograph, Bill Boyd, executive director of a Las Vegas-based gaming and resort company, talked with the Southeast Missouri Council on the Arts director Beverly Strohmeyer about the The Boyd Group's proposed gambling project in Cape Girardeau. Behind them, Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce executive director Robert Hendrix pointed to The Boyd Group's proposed riverboat casino, while Joe Gambill plant manager at Biokyowa, looked on. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Feb. 8, 1989.
John Seesing of Cape Girardeau displayed a map of Mauritius, an island country off the east coast of Africa, where he and two others worked last month to evaluate a series of aviation projects for the United Nations. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 24, 1991.
Chelsea Niswonger of Cape Girardeau slid down the covered slide at Arena Park as her dad, Alan Niswonger, waited for her to emerge. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Jan. 26, 1987.
Local antique dealer Harlan Smothers helped coordinate the auctioning off of items from Jones' Refreshment Stand, a long-ago community gathering place. Included in the sale were several Hires Root Beer barrels, like the one pictured. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)