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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.

Cape Casino Update

Here’s a panorama of the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau taken August 3, 2012. Click on the photos to make them larger.

August 17, 2011

Here’s what it looked like a year earlier. Here’s an account of how the photo was done.

Earlier Casino / Shoe Factory stories


4 comments to Cape Casino Update

  • patty newman

    My Grandfather, Luther Roscoe Eakins worked there for years as a foreman. I remember going by the building when I was a child.

  • Bill Baker

    My father, Eddie Baker, worked at the shoe factory for 33 years and my brother, Marion, worked for 45 years. We lived at 811 Main Street and the thing I remember most is the ball field across the street from us. I broke my arm there and we set the field on fire one summer, by accident ofcourst.

  • Susan (Young) Rosenthal

    Nice of y’all to go down memory lane. But have any of you noticed how bad Cape has looked for many years? Neglected and passed by. Now, because of Casino money, Broadway and North Main are getting a HUGE face lift and there is possibly a light at the end of the tunnel for Cape. Now, if only the Broadway landlords will only step up to the plate and clean up their storefronts and rent to classier tenants.

  • I was so happy that the shoe factory was torn down for the casino, i worked in that sweatshop too!

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