DISCOVERIES MADE CLEANING OUT OLD DRAWERS
Recently I’ve been searching for an envelope of photos taken of me on stage and in costume for number of plays in which I have performed. The photos were last seen in the early 90s and I have no idea where I put them for safe keeping. I must have tucked them away in a very safe place, because I haven’t been able to find them since. Well, I thought I was getting close today, because I found the 12 album pages that preceded the theatrical era photo pages. They contained photos of my military history and photos of the summer I lived in Chicago. I also discovered one that I had forgotten I’d even taken.It doesn’t look very impressive, but I took the photo on February 14, 1965, which just happened to be the 2o1st anniversary of the founding of the city of Saint Louis. The photo shows the approximate site where the founding took place.
Today the same site looks like this … In case you’re wondering how they built the Arch, look closely at the top photo. Those tracks on the outside of each leg of the arch were used by specially built “creeping” cranes to slowly climb to the top. On the left leg you can see a segment that had been assembled on the ground being moved into place. I also was able to get a photo of the center and last segment being put into place six months later. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to locate that photo. Yet!