I should have run these photos when it was unseasonably warm back in Cape a couple of weeks ago. They’ll have to serve as reminders of warmer days now that smoke is coming out of Cape Girardeau chimneys.
I’m assuming that it was a lifesaving class at Capaha Park Pool in 1964. I see some faces that look familiar, but I’ll let you put names to them.
Other pool photos
- Photos of a dance held on the pool deck
- Photos of Jackson’s old pool
- Cement plant’s Natatorium
- 1960s aerial photos of park and surrounding neighborhoods
- 1964 swim meet
- Cleaning and painting the pool
- Cape pool just before it was razed
- Lifeguards share memories of the pool
Lifesaving photo gallery
Click on any photo to make it larger, then click on the left or right side of the image to move through the gallery. Name guesses are encouraged.
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Two I rcognize; Gary Kinder and Carol Rawlings
Is that Cora Sue Travelstead demonstrating the hold on the victum?
In pic #4, could that be Larry McLaird in the white tee shirt and JoAnn Bone looking at the camera?
looking at the photo.they must have been sitting underneath that huge treee that shaded that large area closest to the train. i remember the staff complaining about the leaves that would fall into the pool
Here’s a look at then Fairground Park oval pool when it opened in 1919, along with links to more pool photos later at Capaha Park.
The guy in the white t shirt looks like Randy Stahly and the gal in the striped 2 pc. swimsuit looks like Becky Whitler to me.
In #4, is that Larry McLaird in the white tee shirt on the right, and JoAnn Bone looking at the camera?
Gotta love those swim caps!
The guy in the t-shirt on the right side in #4 is Joe Lynch and Randy Stahly is looking down and towards the camera. I don’t think Larry McLaird is in any of the pics. Larry and I used to hang out and I don’t remember him being a swimmer.
It’s unfortunate that the masters of television production can’t come up with a modern-day “Name That Tune” centered around old photographs, perhaps something like “Identify the Geezer When He Was Young”. I choose Mark Stuart as my partner.
I will take Van Riehl as my partner in your game Waldo.