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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.


Rendville’s Hanging Tree

Rendville, Ohio, one of the few coal mining towns with a sizable black population, was booming in the 1880s, Now, it’s the smallest town in Ohio. There’s a rumor that a hanging tree is next to the town hall. […]

Ever Use a Two-Holer?

We found an abandoned one-room school in Perry County, Ohio, near Corning and Rendville. Two two-holer outhouses were behind the building. […]