KRCU's Almost Yesterday

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  Almost Yesterday: A football legend in New Madrid, Southeast, and Calgary

It seems like Almost Yesterday that Kelvin “Earthquake” Anderson burst on the football scene at Southeast Missouri State University. The date was September 5, 1992 and the opponent was rival Murray State University.
  Frank Nickell author

  Almost Yesterday: The Missouri Origins of Texas

It seems like Almost Yesterday that the territory Americans know as Texas began – from its origins in Southeast Missouri.
  Frank Nickell author

  Almost Yesterday: Franck's Gardens

It seems like Almost Yesterday that the landscape of Cape Girardeau featured a number of special places where residents could relax and enjoy a pleasant change of scenery. In the middle of the nineteenth century Franck’s Gardens on the hill along Jacks...
  Frank Nickell author

  Almost Yesterday: The Iron Mountain Baby

It seems like almost yesterday that one of the great legends of Southeast Missouri was born.
  Frank Nickell author

  Almost Yesterday: The Great Flood of 1937

It seems like almost yesterday that a large weather front stalled over the Ohio Valley,covering much of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Heavy rain fell during thefirst three weeks of January, 1937, elevating the Ohio River to record levels fr...
  Frank Nickell author

  Almost Yesterday: Sarah Althea Hill, Cape Girardeau Lady of Controversy

It seems like Almost Yesterday that Sarah Althea Hill of Cape Girardeau, Missouri became one of the most controversial and mysterious women in the United States.
  Frank Nickell author

  Almost Yesterday: Nell Holcomb School Established

It seems like Almost Yesterday that residents in the northern area of Cape Girardeau County established a new school which would bring together the students from six one-room country schools in the area. The country schools were crowded and located in ...
  Frank Nickell author

  Almost Yesterday: Virdon Scholarships at Southeast

It seems like Almost Yesterday that the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team traded one of their most famous players, Enos Slaughter, to the New York Yankees for Mel Wright and four players to be named later. One of those four players, named later, was Bi...
  Frank Nickell author

  Almost Yesterday: Farmington's Dr. Ed Blaine - From Football to Medicine

It seems like almost yesterday that a young man from Farmington high school in Farmington, Missouri joined the University of Missouri football team. Edward Homer Blaine moved quickly from his role as an outstanding “black knight” student and athlete to...
  Frank Nickell author

  Almost Yesterday: The New Sound of Riverboat Jazz

It seems like Almost Yesterday that a new musical sound came up the Mississippi from the south. It moved north with the orchestras of the river excursion boats. Thus, Cape Girardeau was among the first communities in the nation to receive this new musi...
  Frank Nickell author