Gen. Evangeline Booth at Arena 1940

Friday, January 1, 2010
Southeast Missourian May 15, 1940 A great occasion and a great leader! The above scene shows a portion of the crowd which stood amidst massed colors and gay bunting Tuesday night, May 14, 1940, at the new Community Arena when Cape Girardeau officially welcomed Gen. Evangeline Booth, recently retired commander-in-chief of the Salvation Army. Gen. Booth, when this photo was made, had stepped to the center foreground of the big stage to address the public, which rose to give her an enthusiastic ovation. (Photo by G.D. Fronabarger)

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