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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.

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Thoughts Turn to Summer

Capaha PoolTemperatures in Cape Girardeau were unseasonably warm this week. It got up into the sunny 60s one day. I took that opportunity to cut up a big chunk of tree that had fallen during the last storm and Mother fired up her riding mower to mulch leaves and sticks.

At one point, I saw her sitting on the concrete steps in the back yard. I was afraid she might have overdone it, but, no, she was just soaking up the sun and “thinking about the summer.”

That warm day got me thinking about these guys at the old Capaha Park pool. I recognize Bill Jackson, second from left at the top of the ladder, but you folks are going to have to fill in the rest. Clicking on it will make it slightly larger if that helps.


3 comments to Thoughts Turn to Summer

  • JoeSNELL

    Left, next to Bill Jackson may be Mike Stewart.

  • Terry Hopkins

    …Al Neinniger, Bill Jackson, Harley Langton and Unknown person, I really don’t know! and then Gary Kinder at the bottom…my best guess…
    All strapping lads at the high dive at the Capaha pool, all guards, notice the whistles with leather strings to hold your keys. very cool.
    That does look like a summer from the past.

    • Vickie Sams Cash

      The third person from top is John David Langston (Harley was his dad), and we always knew him as David. David passed away a few years ago.

      Could the guy next to the bottom possibly be John Brandt (Central class of 67)?

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