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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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Board of Directors approved Bills, Payroll, and Expenditures for the Decatur Public Library 1989

These are the board of directors approved bills, payroll, and expenditures for the Decatur Public Library in 1989. They include date of request, vendor, amount, check number, check date, and amount.

Photographs of the Racetrack

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The first photo was taken August 23rd, 1898 at the George A. Keller racetrack located just north of Garfield Ave. and between the I.T.S. tracks and the Illinois Central R.R. tracks. The track was closed in 1908 when local option hit Decatur and…

Photograph of St. Louis Businessmen in Decatur to Board the Train Carrying Battery A

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Photograph of a group of about fifty St. Louis business and professional men, headed by Mayor Henry Ziegenhein, came to Decatur to meet and board the train carrying Batter A, the only Missouri unit to serve overseas during the Spanish American War.…

Photograph of the Illinois Central R. R. Ticket Office

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Photograph of the Illinois Central R. R. ticket office located at 121 E. William Street. It was also the office for the old P.D.&E. R. R. This photo was taken October 26, 1898 during the first Corn Carnival in Decatur.