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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.


Goldwater Signs and Ugly Negatives

Central High School Auditorium c 1964These negatives were so gnarly I almost didn’t post them, but there are lots of familiar faces, so I’ll just have to ask you to overlook the spots and amoebas eating our classmates. This looks like some kind of debate function, but I don’t understand all the Goldwater signs.

Click on the photo to make it larger and see who you can spot. I see Laura Folsom, Margaret Randol, Skip Stiver, Linda Stone, Pat Sommers, Mike Seabaugh, Chuck Dockins, Georganne Penzel, Joni Tickel, Kathy Slinkard, Bill East and Joe Snell, among others. Based on the mix, I’m going to guess this was taken in the fall of 1964 and is made up of the classes of ’65 and ’66 and ’67.

Ueleke, Folsom and Randol

Central High School Auditorium c 1964The only ones I’m going to venture a guess on are John Ueleke, Laura Folsom and Margaret Randol. I don’t know if the older women were teachers.

Goldwater and green file boxes

Central High School Auditorium c 1964Lots of Goldwater buttons and bumper stickers. I was a Barry fan and got to shoot his campaign stop in Cairo. The girl in the center must have been a debater. I still have a dozen or more of those green metal 3×5 and 4×6 file boxes full of notes and arguments.

 Amoeba revenge

Central High School Auditorium c 1964This young lady’s legs are being eaten by film amoebas for the way she is disrespecting the photographer. The bemused blonde has held up quite well, but actually laughing, well, that’ll earn you the photographer’s revenge.

I KNOW I should know the boy in the left background, but I can’t pull his name out of the mist.

Mystery man

Central High School Auditorium c 1964The man on the right is another one of those faces I recognize but can’t ID. Ideas?

7 comments to Goldwater Signs and Ugly Negatives

  • Terry Hopkins

    Don Jacobs the guy in the mist of the ladies on the left! I was non-tie-wearing Democrat in those days so I NOT in any of these shots!

  • Brune Time '66

    Yes, Terry (aka: Magnum PU). and next to Don Jacobs is Christy Seabaugh and Georganne Penzel in pic #5.

    But in Pic #1 Dr. Steinhoff, where you see “Laura Folsom, Margaret Randol, Skip Stiver, Linda Stone, Pat Sommers, Mike Seabaugh, Chuck Dockins, Georganne Penzel, Joni Tickel, Kathy Slinkard, Bill East and Joe Snell” – has some errors and neglects:
    the second row middle goes: Linda Stone, Pat Cato, J.T., Kathy Slinkard. 4th row: has Debby young right behind J.T,possibly John Vogel two to the right, and John Mulkey (mother was the teacher) first guy all the way back left. 4th.Row has – Sharon Trotter – 5th from left and possibly – Barb Hobbs – next to her. I can’t find Skip Stiver. I do see Bill East in 5th row with Bill Withers two to his left.

    Photos are a real challenge even with my magnifying glass, plus I’m old with early onset dementia, but as an old art major I do have a very good eye for profiles and partial faces.

  • Mike H.

    I recognize several of these folks as Jackson HS alumni.
    Susan Weiss, John Lichtenegger, Carolyn Hilpert(Schreiner), Vicki Litz, Susan VanAmberg,Judy Strickert, Cathy Nolte and others I recognize but can’t put a name on without digging out my old Silver Arrow annuals.

  • Jim Luckett

    In my junior year speech class, I was Barry Goldwater
    in a debate with a fellow student. I was as good debater as Barry’s campaign.

  • Brad Brune '66

    a.a.a.a.haaaaa! I thought that looked like a young Vicky Litz, and that there were people there that I had never laid eyes on before. That explains it. thanks Mike H.

  • Susan Young Rosenthal '67

    I believe it’s Dan Jacobs, not Don

  • Walter Lamkin

    If Mike H. reads this, I’d like to know the photo number and location of the photo of John Lichtenegger from Jackson. I’ll see him next week in Colorado and would like to show it to him.

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