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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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Central Park - Ten Gallon Lil Fountain

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These are photos of the Ten Gallon Lil fountain. The fountain was originally in Central Park, but was moved to the Water Works Department around 1930. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald and Review and C.F. Ebenhardt.

Central Park - Civil War Statue

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These photographs are of the Civil War statue in Central Park. The photos were taken by the Decatur Herald and Review and C.F. Ebenhardt.

Central Park - Christmas Village

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This is a photo of the Christmas Village in Central Park around 1935. The photo was taken by Seitz Studio.

Central Park - Christmas

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This is a photograph of the fountain in Central Park decorated for Christmas. The photo was taken by Decatur Herald & Review.

Central Park - Snow Scene 1935

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This is a aerial shot of snow in Central Park in 1935. The photo was taken by Decatur Herald & Review.

Central Park - Storm in February 2, 1883

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These photos show Central Park after a storm on February 2, 1883. The photos were taken by the Decatur Herald or Daily Review, and used in the Review on March 21, 1912.

Central Park - Before 1865

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This is a photograph of a drawing of what Central Park looked like before 1865. The photo was used by the Decatur Herald or Daily Review on June 23, 1928.

Central Park - Sleet Storm 3/20/1912

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These photos show Central Park after a sleet storm on March 20, 1912. The photos were taken by George Baker of Decatur, IL, and used in the Decatur Herald or Daily Review.

Dreamland Park

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This is a photograph of Dreamland Park showing the amusement park in the background and men in row boats on Dreamland Lake. The photo was taken by Decatur Herald & Review on March 12, 1916. Dreamland Park was later added to Fairview Park.

Fairview Park - Work

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These are negatives showing the work done to take care of Fairview Park. This includes cutting up trees, planting trees, putting up signs, and road work. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald & Review.