Pictures of the Past #94
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/
Here's the Central High School basketball team after winning the Southeast Missouri Conference Tournament in December 1961. Gathered around the conference trophy were, front row, left to right, Jerry Suedekum, Alan Kesterson and Steve Mosley. Back Row, Curt Williams, Greg Neihart, Ron Wright and Paul Ebaugh.
These athletes from Third Street Methodist Church won a trophy, perhaps in the parochial basketball league. Can you provide information about this team?
Do you think G.D. Fronabarger commanded this woman to "Say 'Cheese,'" when he snapped this photo?
Several people contacted us with the identifications of this Chaffee Red Devils basketball team, including Jim Rapp, Elmer Schetter, and Thomas Davenport. Shawn Nix wrote: "Here are the Red Devil team members. This is the 1961-62 team that had
a record of 20-3. According to Mick and Linda (Cunningham) Wessel, team
members were: Back row (L-R), Larry Meyr, Ronnie Gilmer, Dennis
Meyr, Steve Cunningham (Linda's brother), Doug Steimle, Bobby
Holdaway and Coach Jack Taylor. Front row (L-R), Jack Wessel (Mick's brother), Van Smith, Tom Davenport, and Gary Cook."
St. Vincent's Parochial School basketball team completed its 1961 season after winning 34 consecutive game extending back to the 1958-59 season. From the left, seated, are Brent Spaeth, Steve Wolters, Eddie Van Weelden, Jerry Kaiser, Mike Enderle and Mike Mirgeaux. Standing, Coach Norman Robert, Greg Flakes, Randy Haman, Mike Young, Steve Robert, Cyril Glastetter, Vincent Stock, John East and Bill East, manager. Absent were David Patrick and assistant coach Jim Wulfers.
Southeast Missourian, March 14, 1960
Anglers who have stamina enough to brave this cold weather may get results like this pair, Bill Beard, left, and Wayne Freeman of Cape Girardeau, who found the largemouth bass hitting in Castor River Sunday despite near freezing cold and water made colder by melting snow. The pair got these bass, running from 1 1/2 to 3 pounds, on deep-running bomber lures. They took their success to indicate this is going to be a good year for anglers. (Photo by G.D. Fronabarger)
These massive concrete silos were likely part of the Marquette Cement Mfg. Co. operation in South Cape Girardeau.