Out of the past 7/6/11

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

25 years ago: July 6, 1986

A tanker truck filled with soybean oil overturns on LaCruz Street while attempting to find the Bunny Bread bakery; the driver is uninjured.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Kohlfeld Capahas suffer their first defeat of the season, falling to the Memphis Tigers 4-2 in the nightcap of a baseball doubleheaders; the Caps' winning streak had reached 27 games this summer.

50 years ago: July 6, 1961

The Jackson City Council is preparing a declaratory judgment to be sought in the Circuit Court to extend the city limits northward; the annexation would be from the present north boundary to include an area to the Brookside Motel, which embraces the Industrial Development Corp. tract of 12 acres.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Reid have opened a golf driving range on the Joe Hale farm on North U.S. 61, just outside the Cape Girardeau city limits; a professional instructor is available by appointment.

75 years ago: July 6, 1936

At a meeting of Cape Girardeau businessmen at Common Pleas Courthouse in the evening, Cape Girardeau's purchase of the traffic bridge over the Mississippi River is discussed; such a move has a lot of support in the community; the meeting had been called to talk about a proposed occupational tax ordinance.

The Dodge firetruck is at the Harry Frazier garage on North Main Street where the firefighting equipment is being transferred to a new chassis, the old chassis to be converted into a city-owned garbage truck.

100 years ago: July 6, 1911

Directors of the fair association have adopted plans for the rebuilding of the amphitheater at the fairgrounds, which was severely damaged recently by wind; the plan, put forward by the Vogelsang brothers, calls for a grandstand 200 feet long; the old one was 160 feet; it will also have more rows of seats than the old one and a boardwalk will extend along the front next to the racetrack; a nice bandstand will be built in the center of the amphitheater.

W.H.H. Hutson, an old resident of Scott County, is here arranging to move his family to Cape Girardeau to make their home.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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