Pictures of the Past #43
G.D. Fronabarger left the Missourian boxes and boxes of negatives. What he didn't leave were IDs for them. Pictures of the Past features some of Frony's images we've partially identified. We're hoping you can help fill in the blanks. Contact librarian Sharon Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you recognize a place or a face. Mystery Galleries may still be viewed on our History Page, http://www.semissourian.com/history/
May 23, 1955 Southeast Missourian
Exchange Club renovating Twin Trees Park. Members of the Exchange Club have constructed a number of picnic tables, benches and barbecue pits at Twin Trees Park on Cape Rock Drive. One of the tables is in the foreground and at the left is one of the pits. In the picture, from the left, are Dennis M. Scivally, Cape Special Road District engineer, who constructed a drive in the park; Russell Faust, chairman of the park committee; John Eggimann, Neal Edwards, president; Joe Krueger and R.C. Garner. (G.D. Fronabarger photo/Southeast Missourian archive)
Oct. 7, 1957 Southeast Missourian.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new $1.5 million Cape Osteopathic Hospital were conducted Sunday afternoon on the site located on Minnesota just south of the new Jefferson School which may be seen in the left background. Shown taking part in the ceremonies are, from left to right, Edward L. Downs, hospital attorney; Cornelius Pitt, construction agent; Dr. George W. Ringland, chief of staff; Mayor Walter H. Ford, and A.E. O’Hara, hospital administrator. (G.D. Fronabarger/Southeast Missourian archive)
[The four-story hospital was never finished because of financial difficulties. In early 1968, the hospital's trustees voted to move it to Chaffee, where it opened the next year as Chaffee General Hospital.]
Here is a second photo at the groundbreaking for the Cape Osteopathic Hospital in 1957. The 10-acre site was just south of the new Jefferson School. After some site work, the project was halted due to financial difficulties.
These ice skaters aren't skating on the Capaha Park Lagoon. Do you recognize this frozen scene?
An auctioneer takes bids on a rifle at an unidentified estate sale.
Who can name these employees of the Child's IGA store?
Jan. 7, 1963 Southeast Missourian.
Learning by doing, these pupils in general shopwork from 7A-1 grade at Junior High School are finding plenty to absorb their creative interests in this shop session, where they make a number of items from wood. From the left around the tables are Tommy Wood, Lon Murphy, Harold Cobb, Charles Ahrens, Dale Meier, Frank Sitze, Harry Moore, Jerry Whitright, Roger Rodgers, Harold Richardson, Russell Huebel, David McDowell, Jerry Vale and Stoy Daume. (G.D. Fronabarger/Southeast Missourian archive)