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Fred Lynch

Midweek Mystery: Gigging in the Creek

Posted Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at 7:30 AM

A man is gigging in a creek. People are gathered nearby.

We know nothing about this picture by G.D. Fronabarger.


The Pepsi truck wreck mystery photo is solved.

While not solved, the mule team mystery photo showing Quality Market may have been taken in Fornfelt, now known as Scott City.

We found this ad in the June 1, 1945 Southeast Missourian:

For Sale

Quality Market

in Fornfelt, Mo.

Modern fixtures, clean stock.

Best location in town, between Bank and Post Office.


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  • luv that pig in the pic

    -- Posted by TommyStix on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 8:32 AM
  • TOMMY: Yeah, an' she ain't been "de-tailed", either!

    What's the fella in the creek usin' for a gig? Is that a cant-hook(or, dog?), for rollin' logs?

    Man, them's some biggin's...!☺

    -- Posted by donknome-2 on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 10:24 AM
  • Heh! Maybe that's the "steps" of one they're sittin' on, Rick!☺

    Don't see no deep-well ELECTRIC pump either, do we?

    That's somethin' even I'd have to have, with the shape our creeks are in nowadays...!

    -- Posted by donknome-2 on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 12:17 PM
  • Yeah - that ol' sow on the bank is priceless !!! I think he's using an old gigging fork...they had these before the clamp type was commonly used. Yeah, a fork - gruesome, but true...But, it caint be for frogs in that depth of water and that time of day - may have been gigging for carp or other fish?? And check out the two dandies over on the left, an argyle sweater in the summer and the other in a fine brimmed straw hat !!

    -- Posted by jacksonjazzman on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 12:56 PM
  • JAZZMAN: Yup! Them fellers musta' been visitors, from the "BIG-city", to be dressed like that!☺

    And, the lady in the checkered-cotton dress.

    That's priceless-retro, in-deed...!

    -- Posted by donknome-2 on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 3:14 PM
  • This blog has become my crack... Love looking at all the old photos of Cape, keep up the good work Fred.

    -- Posted by Kllrfsh on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 8:55 AM