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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.

If Freckles Were Nickels…

If freckles were nickles, this would be the richest kid in Cape. I don’t know his name or when it was taken, but I think it was shot at Capaha Park. (Click on the pix to make them larger.)

DANGER! Thin Ice

In fact, it might have been taken in December 1967 or January 1968 when I shot this photo of the Capaha Park Lagoon iced over. Here’s another photo of the lagoon and daring – or foolish – strollers.

2 comments to If Freckles Were Nickels…

  • Bill Stone

    I think I have told this story before but around my Senior year at Central, my cousin and I were skating on the Capaha lagoon. After several days of freezing weather the lagoon was safe to skate but that day it warmed up rather quickly. The ice started breaking up in the center and we quickly started skating off the lagoon. One of our classmates was slower to get off the ice and was caught on the lagoon. I grabbed her hand and pulled her off the lagoon on to safe ground. She always called me her hero for saving her. I guess I should have been honest at the time and told her at that part of the lagoon it was probably only 2 feet deep at most!

  • Keith Robinson

    The young lad in the picture is almost assuredly Stephen Bodine (CHS ’73). He grew up in a house next to the Rose Garden, facing Parkview Drive. He had an older brother, Mark, if I remember correctly. Neither of them remained in the Cape area.

    I just thought of one other possibility; the lad could also possibly be Clyde Trickey, (CHS ’77?).

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