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Fairview Park - Aerial Views

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These are the aerial views of Fairview Park that were taken in 1961, and 1964.

Carnival at Fairview Park

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This is a photograph of a carnival at Fairview Park. The photo was taken around 1980, and is an aerial view of the rides.

The Bears of Fairview Park

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These are the photos and negatives of the bears that were kept at Fairview Park until 1972.

Winifred Stoddard

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This is the glass negative of Winifred Stoddard. The photo was taken by Charles Wasson of Wasson Studios in Decatur, IL in the early 1900s.

Lewis Stitt

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These are the glass negatives of Lewis Stitt. The photos were taken by Charles Wasson of Wasson Studios in Decatur, IL on April 18, c. 1915.