On the south side of the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson, a World War I Private stands at parade rest with his rifle.
I thought it would be easy to uncover the history of the statue, but I ran into deadends and contradictions.
Memorial to The World War dead
Nancy Jenkins Wilson posted a comment wishing my mother a belated happy birthday. That reminded me that I had scanned some pictures of her before leaving for Cape.
Editor in Chief of The 1965 Girardot
Nancy was editor in chief of The 1965 Girardot and I was head photographer. We went to a week-long seminar [...]
It’s been more than 40 years since I last shot a Central High School football game. Maybe I should have passed on this one. According to news stories I’ve been reading, Cape and the Sikeston Bulldogs were undefeated for the season.
If I had to put bookends on the evening, the [...]