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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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Weighty Thoughts at Arena Park

Arena Park 06-24-1967I don’t know who these guys are, what they are doing or even what the thing they’re staring at is. I DO know that the negative sleeve said June 24, 1967, but I didn’t find it in The Missourian around that date.

I see one of the trains in the background, and that makes me pretty sure it’s Arena Park, not Capaha Park. (If you click on the photo to make it larger, you can see the train off on the left.)

It’s not a swing

Arena Park 06-24-1967I thought the thing might be a swing, but the seat is fixed. If it’s a bench, it sure has a lot of structure supporting it. There aren’t enough horizontal pieces for it to be a jungle gym.

Maybe that’s why the guys all have a perplexed look.

“Who ordered this thing?” I can see the blame game shaping up.

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