Pictures of the Past #59
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/
Hoping to drum up an audience for the play "10 Nights in a Bar Room," cast members used two vintage cars to advertise the Cape Girardeau Community Theater production on Main Street in April 1954. Pictured, from left, are Earl Hazen, Gladys Lesem, Troy Stephenson, Consuelo Strom and Martha Bender.
Sept. 29, 1962 Southeast Missourian.
The collegiate football season in Cape Girardeau will be given a cheering and cheerful send-off tonight at Houck Stadium by this comely crew of State College cheerleaders. The Indians will be spurred on by their leadership in an 8 o’clock game with St. Benedict’s College of Atchison, Kansas. The cheerleaders, from top to bottom, are: Miss Dorothy Beelman, sophomore, St. Louis; Miss Judie Rolph, freshman, St. Louis; Miss Susie Hyslop, freshman, Poplar Bluff; Miss Judy Schnare, senior, St. Charles; Miss Sandy McCrea, junior, Dexter; Miss Dianne Morrison, sophomore, St. Louis; Miss Kathie Morrison, sophomore, Poplar Bluff; Miss Diane Watkins, sophomore, Benton; Miss Sue Leach, junior, Poplar Bluff, captain; Miss Sherry Huff, sophomore, of Cape Girardeau. (G.D. Fronabarger/Southeast Missourian archive)
This view is of Broadview, near its south terminus on Gordonville Road, looking north toward the Arena Park entrance. The street was paved in 1960.
This looks like Wayne Freeman. He operated Wayne's Grill in the 1960s in Cape Girardeau.
Aug. 24, 1960 Southeast Missourian.
The newest city-built and owned parking lot, designed to provide space for shoppers in the Main street business area, is rapidly nearing completion. Final pours are being made on the strips of concrete. The lot is to be metered to accommodate 145 automobiles in four rows of angle parking. Meters will provide long-time parking for automobiles. This view of the lot is northward. Exit will be in the direction of the camera on both sides of the Merriwether street pumping station. (G.D. Fronabarger/Southeast Missourian archive)
Jan. 25, 1961 Southeast Missourian.
It’s an ugly job anytime unstopping a clogged sanitary sewer line, but Tuesday’s 15-degree cold made the task all the more difficult for the city crews. In the foreground are L.A. White and Ernest Nance, while in the background are City Commissioner John Hayden and Leroy Palmer. The trouble spot was on West Broadway. (G.D. Fronabarger/Southeast Missourian archive)
[At right in the background is the former Jimmie Thompson’s Restaurant, 1923 Broadway, that operated in the 1950s.]
Sept. 19, 1957 Southeast Missourian.
It wasn’t that business was bad that caused this deserted look on Main street south of Themis on Wednesday. It was because the street was closed so that blacktopping of the surface by the Cape Asphalt Co., and repairs of sidewalks could be done. (G.D. Fronabarger/Southeast Missourian archive)