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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.


Main Street, 1967

Here’s a semi-mystery. The negative sleeve just had a date – March 27, 1967 – written on the front of it. The setting is Main Street, but I don’t know why the two photos were taken. There’s a huge gap in the Google News Archive for the month of March 1967, so I couldn’t even search for them there.

Cherrydale Farms confections

These women were set up in front of what looks like a hardware or sporting goods store. When I flip the photo around so I can read the printing on the signs on the table, one reads, “YOU can help us meet our GOAL. Cherrydale Farms confections ON SALE HERE!”

I’d never heard of Cherrydale Farms, but they’re still around on the web selling fundraiser supplies.

The sign on the side of the table says “…Easter Eggs.” I hope they made their goal.

Main Street looking north

If the sign on Cape Federal is correct, the photo was taken at 4:08 in the afternoon on a day that was chilly, but not cold and windy enough to really bundle up.

I don’t see much of a news peg in this photo. There’s a plywood wall on the left side of the photo. That’s about where the St. Charles Hotel would have been before it was torn down. I may have taken this to burn up film before I processed the roll.

7 comments to Main Street, 1967

  • I was out of town that day, so I will not be of too much help on this today…I think I was at a trck meet in Eastern Illinois in Charlestown, IL.. Maybe that is why Google is not showing much on the day…not much happened that day…

  • Lee Dahringer

    As any teenager who lived in Cape will attest, there were MANY days when “nothing happened.”

    • Don Poe

      Hey Lee. The Navy guys from DLIWC have been exchanging emails and one of the topics is whatever happened to Lee Dahringer. Want to write back and fill us in? Hope all is well with you.

      Don

  • JJ Johnson

    THE BEAUTIFUL LADIES IN THE TOP PHOTO ARE IN FRONT OF THE WESTERN AUTO STORE ON MAIN STREET — JUST A FEW YARDS NORTH OF OSCO DRUG & MONKEY(MONTGOMERY)WARDS.

    MANY THANKS FOR THIS DAILY E-MAIL AND THE MEMORIES THAT THEY PROVIDE!
    Joe J., C.H.S. Class of 1978

  • Keith Robinson

    Wasn’t that the OTASCO Store, not Western Auto? Western Auto was strictly automotive supply – OTASCO (Oklahoma Tire And Supply Co) was more general automotive/outdoors including lawn and garden.

    BTW, Easter Sunday, 1967, was on the 26th. So your photos were obviously taken sometime the week(s) before.

  • Keith

    Hey Keith! I think you are right about Otasco. I bought my first new bike the xmas 69.

  • Dick McClard

    Ken

    The 8.5 x11 flyer on the table with the word GOAL on it also has Ziegfield Follies on it and the small folded card has what seem to be two dancers on it. Does this help?

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