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Photographs of Old Volunteer Firefighters Reunion

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Various photographs from the Old Volunteer Firefighters Reunions, from 1928, 1931, and 1932. These firemen were of the hose cart and ladder wagon days before modern firefighting equipment was available.

Photo of Lewis W. Stuckey

Photograph of Lewis W. Stuckey, retired furniture dealer. He retired from the furniture business in 1946. He had been in the furniture business in Decatur for 41 years. He was a partner of the Weilepp & Stuckey furniture firm which opened a store in…

Millard Maienthal

Photograph of Millard Maienthal, partner in Maienthal Bros. clothing store at 100 East Prairie until it went out of business and the building was taken over by Pfile's Camera Shop. With his brother, Julius, he opened a store on N. Main in 1897. Later…

George W. Kraft

Photograph of George W. Kraft (d. 8/21/1851, d. 8/26/1931). He was a business man and hotel owner, who was originally from Baltimore, MD. He came to Decatur at 13 years old, and was enrolled in the 3rd Ward School. He spent his summers working for…

William "Bill" Knight

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Photograph of William "Bill" Knight. Knight ran a news stand at N. Water and E. North Sts., and later, in the Post Office. He was also an inspector at the Mueller Co. until 1930. In 1952, an article appeared in the Coronet Magazine that stated…

John Harmon Kiick

Photograph of John Harmon Kiick (b. 8/7/1860, d. 9/5/1936). The son of John Kiick of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Kiick was a wealthy farmer who leased 230 acres of his land to be used as an airport. The airport was named Kiick Airport, and was on Rt. 36 and…

Mrs. Lynn M. (Donna B.) Barnes

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Photograph of Mrs. Lynn M. (Donna B.)Barnes (d. 3/13/1938), wife of Dr. Lynn M. Barnes. She was the DAR regent in 1926. Barnes lived at 438 W. North St. in the old Ira N. Barnes house. The photo was taken by Vandeventer, and used in the Decatur…

John Harmon Kiick

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Negative of John H. Kiick with an airplane on March 27, 1931.

Pond in the Backyard

Photograph of the pond in the backyard of the Roberts house.