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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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L.O.S.T. Ate My Homework

I KNOW, I promised photos from down inside the caverns in the quarry, but I had a chance to go to on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (L.O.S.T.) tonight to see gators, great blue herons, osprey, little snakes and all kinds of wading birds. It was either that or edit photos that were already 35 years old. I figure you can wait another day.

We’ve had so little rain this year that we’ve moved into the “exceptional drought” category. What you see as grass in this photo should be water at this time of the year.

Sample of quarry cavern photos

Here’s an example of one of the photos taken inside one of the caverns before they were collapsed. More to come if the L.O.S.T. doesn’t call my name again.

2 comments to L.O.S.T. Ate My Homework

  • Cory Foster

    Wish we could send you some of the horrendous flooding that is coming down the Missouri River from Montana and South Dakota. The Nebraska locals are saying this goes beyond the hundred-year flood. The impact is way more than simply those who actually get flooded out…jobs laid off or lost, water and sewage treatment plants closed/damaged, “fire and brimstone coming down from the skies, rivers and seas boiling, forty years of darkness, the dead rising from the grave, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria” – a disaster of biblical proportions!

  • Bob Ravenstein

    Yes but it is a great time to be selling boats and canoes!

    On a more serious note, my heart goes out to the people who are losing homes which is much more than a house.

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