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- Meet Mable at Mable's Cafe in Chaffee (8/20/18)
- Willow Grove Rockets Skate Club (8/15/18)
- Central Municipal Pool built in 1979 (8/13/18)
- Hecht's Store founder returns to Main street (8/8/18)
- Land acquired to build SEMO Port (8/6/18)
- St. Vincent's Seminary ends after 136 years (8/1/18)
A display of purple Iris was photographed on May Day, 1939 at Frisco Park in Cape Girardeau by G.D. Fronabarger.
May 3, 1939 Southeast Missourian
The picture shows a bed of purple Iris in Frisco Park that is strikingly beautiful at this time, but it isn't easily seen by motorists driving along. There is much white and purple Iris in this park, some along the beautiful hedge and much along the Frisco tracks. The displays of tamarix and spirea are also unusually fine.
L.E. Randol, a member of the Frisco section crew for 25 years, was designated to care for the park this season and started work Monday. He will devote his entire time to it and as he loves flowers, it is believed he will more than keep up the good work done in past years by other members of his squad.
The Frisco railroad takes care of its park, while the city cares for the parkway in which the memorial hawthorns grow. Both are carefully tended and some of the finest shrubs to be seen anywhere are in the large collection.
The parkway is Murtaugh Park.