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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.

Our Google

SEMO card catalog for Sagamore c 1966I ran across a box of poorly fixed and fading pictures that I must have taken for The Sagamore.

Here a student is using the wireless research application we had available to us at Kent Library. It had a lot of advantages: it didn’t require batteries, power, expensive hubs and routers, rewiring the building, and it never froze up and needed to be rebooted.

In the interest of full disclosure, on a cold day, the USER might be frozen (see below), and, if they made excessive noise, Dr. Snider might boot them from the learning facility.

Exercise a side benefit

  • You had to trudge to the library through slush and snow in the winter or broiling heat in the summer, uphill both ways.
  • Once you had determined that there was a reference material you needed, you had to prowl the stacks hoping that nobody had checked the book out before you got to it.
  • If you were lucky enough to find it, then you’d have to carry a mountain of books back home (up the hill) to do your work.
  • When done, you’d have to haul the materials back.

3 comments to Our Google

  • Dewey Decimal system….loved it!

  • Tim Luckett

    I worked for Roadway Express trucking company for two years in 1973-1975 up in St. Louis. Every freight bill we had, thousands of them, were spread out on flat shelves in numerical order like library cards. If you wanted to google (find) a certain receipt, you made your fingers do the walking because there wasn’t any other way. By the way, we also had to sort them in numerical order to be put in the shelves as they were returned to the terminal. A job like that is the reason I love computers.

  • Margi Whitright

    Ah, my kind of work! I loved filing but I admit I’m rather lax at doing my personal filing here at home.

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