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Fred Lynch

May Day at Frisco Park 1939

Posted Friday, October 17, 2014, at 12:00 AM

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.

Previous blogs:

The Amy Kimmel Hawthorn

Cars jam Murtaugh Park

Frisco Park in Cape Girardeau

Murtaugh Park on South Main St.


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