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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

Come here to see photos and read stories (mostly true) about coming of age in Southeast Missouri in the 1960s.

Please comment on the articles when you see I have left out a bit of history, forgotten a name or when your memory of a circumstance conflicts with mine. (My mother says her stories have improved now that more and more of the folks who could contradict her have died off.) Your information helps to make this a wonderful archive and may end up in book form.


Bald Knob Cross

At 12:53 a.m., Wife Lila stuck her head in and said, “I’m going to bed. Do you have anything for me to read?”

“I’m far enough along that you can give it a quick look,” I said, welcoming a chance to knock off early (for me).

“You do know, of course, that Father’s Day isn’t THIS weekend. It’s next weekend, right?”

“Bleep! Are you sure?” (I forgot who I was talking with. Of COURSE, she was sure.)

So, that’s how you’re getting what I suppose is an Easter service at Bald Knob Cross. It was handy. (Click on the pictures to make them larger.)

How to edit bad photos

The last time I ran pictures of the Bald Knob Cross, it was to illustrate how you can use judicious cropping and some darkroom techniques to save a technically flawed photograph.

Two women and Faith

There’s something Salt of the Earth about these two women. They were probably lined up having their picture taken by someone else when I snapped one from off on the side. There’s a real feeling of life and spirit in the two.

Here’s a story where I dealt more with the history of the monument than with photographic technique.

On the plus side, I’ll be able to go to bed early NEXT Sunday.

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