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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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Trail of Tears State Park

I’ve been setting aside photos I shot in Trail of Tears State Park in the 1960s, but they’re back in Florida. Here’s a gallery of photos I took this weekend in about an hour.

We’ll do some serious reporting down the road. This is just to give you a taste of what the park looks like coming out of the winter.

Gallery of Trail of Tears Photos

Click on any photo to make it larger,then click on the left or right side of the image to move through the gallery.

8 comments to Trail of Tears State Park

  • I posted six blogs from January 3-14, 2011 about Trail of Tears State Park with pictures taken by G.D. Fronabarger in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Much historical background on the park is also contained in these posts. My favorite photo is in this second post of the series:

  • Keith Robinson

    That guy in photo 3182 needs to ditch his girlfriend. There they are, sitting on the riverbank, and she is busing texting on her cell phone. Do you think she would tolerate him doing that instead of paying attention to her?

  • Don Wareing

    Ken, I wish you had some pics of “Senior Skip Day”, 1966. Trail of Tears was filled with seniors taking the day off school and enjoying a big party. Zip Craft and I had some real excitement coming back from the park that day on our motorcycles. A county sherrif decided to stop us. We decided that would not work and split up. They finally got Zip after he ran a road block. He never would disclose the “other driver”. Thanks Zip!

  • Margi Whitright

    The picture of the lake took me back 49 years. That’s where Jerry took me on our first date.

  • chris lewis

    Ken thanks for keeping home memories alive!

  • Judi Coleman


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