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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.

Looking Down Broadway

Looking west on Broadway 11-13-2013I had a few minutes to kill Wednesday night, so I took a cruise down Broadway to look at the river. When I found out there was a big difference between my nice, warm car and the wind whistling down behind the floodwall, I retreated.

To keep the venture from being a total waste, I popped off a couple of frames looking west on Broadway from between Water Street and Main. This Florida boy has been spoiled by the long warm spell SE Missouri has been enjoying. Another few minutes and I’d have been as blue as the sky.

Here is a collection of Broadway stories I’ve done over the past few years.


7 comments to Looking Down Broadway

  • Charlotte

    church steeple on right was First General Baptist Church long ago. Church was sold several times – was an antique store later. Don’t know who uses it now? Thanks for posting beautiful shot!

  • Terry Hopkins

    The drive up Broadway, I wonder how many times I did that… and it never loses it charm.

  • G. Paul Corbin

    When I was a kid, “down town” was Main Street, “up town” was Broadway, so I think your post should be “Looking Up Broadway.” Regardless it’s great photo Ken; however, you title it.

    • As someone who has ridden a bike up the Broadway hill many a time, I’ll concede “up Broadway” to you. I get confused because I’m writing about different parts of the country I’ve worked in.

      People in Athens, OH, keep reminding me that their downtown is “uptown.”

  • Brune Time

    Of course Paul is correct. Everyone knows broadway flows down to the river. And so does the charm MPU Hopkins. You boys have been gone too long.

  • Larry Sadler

    I love our downtown, oldtown, or uptown, whatever you want to call it. I also appreciate all of your pictures and stories you post. I was wondering if a talented investigative reporter like yourself knew what is going on at the old sand company on the riverside east of Fifth Street. Something major is going on there, but I can’t tell what it is, and I’m not nosy enough to stop and ask. I thought it might be an interesting story for you while you are in town. The place has been idle for years, but right now it is bustling.

  • Margi Whitright

    Such a beautiful photo, makes me homesick for Cape!

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