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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.

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Dr. Bankhead Installed as Pastor

Robert Bankhead installation 08-07-1967 5I always tried to come back with a candid shot instead of a set-up from assignments. I liked this shot of a preacher’s kid who had had enough of the formal reception line.

The caption in the August 7, 1967, Missourian read, “The work of the photographer was a lot more important to William Morton Bankhead than the receiving line at a reception. Young Bankhead stands between his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Bankhead as they receive guest following Dr. Bankhead’s installation Sunday night as pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Bankhead greets Mrs. Jan Chick, while Mrs. Bankhead chats with Mrs. Charles Black, Mrs. Chick’s mother.

He was the 24th minister of the 132-year-old denomination at the corner of Broadway and Lorimier. Here’s the whole story with lots of names you’ll recognize.

Covered re-belling of new church

Robert Bankhead installation 08-07-1967 3I captured photos of the church being torn down in 1965, then the re-belling of the new church in December of that year.



2 comments to Dr. Bankhead Installed as Pastor

  • Walter Lamkin

    In the second photo, my uncle Bob Lamkin (Robert E. Lamkin, Jr.) is followed in line by my grandfather (RELL, Sr.), both of Buckner-Ragsdale fame, who together with my dad Jack were purveyors of Tuf-Nut knives, scout uniforms and fine clothing. Being fine Presbyterians was high on their list as well.

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