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Gus Nalefski

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Photograph of Gus Nalefski, Wabash Railroad dispatcher for many years.

I.N. Irwin

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Photograph of I.N. Irwin (d. 9/18/1931), a prominent Decatur druggist for 50 years. Partner in the Irwin Drug Co. with his brother, S.M. Irwin, and bought his brother's interest in 1892. In 1929, he sold a share of the business to Delos Cozad, and…

Independent Sewing Circle

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Photograph of the unknown women of the Independent Sewing Circle sitting on the front porch of a house. The photo was taken by Rembrandt Studios, and used by the Decatur Herald or Daily Review in 1917.

J. Edward Saxton

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Photograph of J. Edward Saxton; (died 9/17/1927) Justice of the peace in Decatur for 20 years, retiring in 1925. He became a partner with George R. Bacon in the wholesale paper business here in 1881. Later he opened a book store and ran it for 16…

James S. Carter

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Postcard of James S. Carter (d. 4/27/1922). He was the oldest man at the time that was born in Decatur. Carter was a prominent member in Masonry, and one of the oldest members of the Dunham Post #141 of the Grand Army of the Republic. He was a…

John A. Wagner, Sr.

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Photograph of John A. Wagner, Sr. President of Wagner Castings 1933-1967. In 1967 elected Chairman of Board and Chief Executive Officer.