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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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Riverside West vs ISC

Newspapers in the 60s and 70s didn’t expend a lot of ink covering women playing sports, so I didn’t shoot a lot of it.

All I know about this game is that some of the women have shirts with Riverside West and ISC on them. I wonder if ISC stood for International Shoe Company?

Limitations of electronic flash

Technically speaking, these pictures suck canal water. It was dark enough that I used a strobe to punch up the lighting. The problem is that strobes are great for stopping action – they have a very short duration – but the cameras of those days required you to use a slow shutter speed, generally around 1/60 of a second. That meant that you picked up ghosting and movement from the ambient light.

On top of that, the negatives were scratched up from being rolled up in a coffee can for 35 or 40 years.

Photo Gallery of Riverside West vs. ISC

Y’all have been getting really good of late at identifying people and places. Maybe you can fill in the details of this game. Click on any image to make it larger, then click on the left or right side of the photos to move through the gallery.

4 comments to Riverside West vs ISC

  • Janet Fenimore Robert

    Arena Park on the corner by Rodney. That’s about it! However, the real short batter could be Marki Springer (Bill’s wife) as I believe she played softball in the day but I don’t really recognize any one else.

  • Keith Robinson

    Janet nailed the location; (Arena Park ball field southeast corner of Rodney and Hawthorn Drives)and the batter; Marki DeGwire (sp?) Springer (she was still single at the time), in the first photo.

    I believe the lady facing away from the camera in the fifth photo and batter in the last photo is JoAnne (Schwepker) Hinkebein (a relative of mine). I seem to recall that she also worked at the shoe factory.

  • jack mcdonald

    I may be wrong , but I b elieve the lady on the pitchers mound is Mandy Jarrell McDopnald

  • jack mcdonald

    I may be wrong , but I b elieve the lady on the pitchers mound is Mandy Jarrell McDonald

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