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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.


What Was Social Living Class?

Central High School classroom c 1965I gave these photos a file name of “Speech Class” because I saw the National Forensic League (NFL) logo in the back of the room. Then, I looked at the students, most of whom are in the Class of 1965, and didn’t see a large number of debaters.

The bulletin board display, with its front pages from U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek got me thinking Current Events. (The facing portraits on the board look more like Calvin Chapman than JFK.) There are also lots of stories tacked up that may be Senior Spotlights from The Tiger.

Social Living Clue

Central High School classroom c 1965My thinking changed when I saw the textbooks on the desks of Cheri Huckstep and Paul Schwab. They say “Social Living.” I can’t remember, for the life of me, what that class was about. Was that another name for Civics?

Photo gallery

You should have fun putting names to faces. I recognize lots of folks, but I’m going to give you the opportunity to make guesses so I don’t have to make corrections. Click on any photo to make it larger, then use your arrow keys to move through the gallery. (Check out the street scene out the window of the vertical shot with Lynn Latimore in it. I bet you can ID the businesses in the background.)

8 comments to What Was Social Living Class?

  • Cara Chapman Sprigg

    I like the comment about Calvin Chapman! The Chapman brothers looked like the Kennedy brothers!

  • Anola Gill Stowick

    Picture 4 & 5 is Anola Gill immediately behind Randy Morse. That was Cal Chapman’s Sociology Class.

  • Jane Neumeyer

    Street scene includes the Griff’s hamburger place at the corner.

  • Nora Reynolds Zimmer

    I didn’t go to Central, and I graduated from College High in 67, but I often know people in the pictures. I often know them from Campus grade school, St. Vincent’s church or from SEMO. Mike Schlimme is in the second row in the white shirt, behind the guy in the preppy sweater – isn’t he? Havne’t seen him in years. Anyone knows where he and his brother Roger are these days?

  • Terry Hopkins

    Mike Smith in picture 1# behind Lynn Latimore (maybe). Paul Schwab was the only guy I knew that could dance int the Tiger Den and not be laughed at…the Dude could dance. Randy Morse in the front row pciture 2# and of course all the guys and gals you ID’ed…
    great shots.

  • Nancy Jenkins Wilson

    That is Brad Wilson standing in the back of picture #4.I have been married to him for 47 years.

  • Anola Gill Stowick

    It snowed another 5″ today. I have a serious case of cabin fever and no where to go. So here’s my list. Row 1: Pat Wright, ??, Glenda Pierce, Jackie Schwab ??
    Row 2: Paul Schwab, Mike Schlimme, ??, ??, William Cracraft
    Row 3: Cheri Huckstep, Peggy Estes, ??, ??, Doug Voelker
    Row 4: Randy Morse, Anola Stowick, ??, James DeBoe, ?? Brad Wilson
    Row 5: Mike Pind, Mike Floyd, Beverly Cross, ??, ??, Sheri Stiver
    Row 5: Lynne Latimore, Mike Smith, Terry Huckstep, Ken McNeely, Lonnie Blackwell, John David Finch.

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