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Photograph of 339 N. Edward St.

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Photograph of 339 N. Edward St. taken June 22, 1939.

Photo of Wabash Depot in the center and Illinois Central Railroad on the right.

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Photograph Wabash Depot in the center and Illinois Central Railroad Depot on the right. Photograph of the Illinois Central Railroad Depot.

Photograph of Fire Truck Designed by Fire Chief

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Photograph of a fire truck designed by Fire Chief Will Platt of Decatur. Costing nearly $17,000 and weighing almost 8 tons, the truck embodied a radical change in cab style and equipment. Seven men, including the driver, rode in the cab; none on the…

Photos of Caroline's Country Club

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Photograph of the entrance to Caroline's Country Club, buildings in the background. Photograph of the entrance to Caroline's, sign advertising "dine, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Dance, Fried Chicken and steaks." Buildings in the background. Photo of opening…

Photo of Ben Waggoner, Coal Dealer

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Photograph of Benn Waggoner, (died 1939) coal dealer in Decatur for 27 years. The coal yard he operated is believed to be the oldest in Decatur having been founded in 18874 by F. D. Caldwell and sold to Waggoner in 1912. Waggoner took in Joseph Michl…

Photo of Caroline's Club

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Photograph of building that housed Caroline's Club on Hickory Point Road.

"Papa" Besalke and the Men

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Photograph of William Besalke, William Derr, Otto Smith, Wilifred Smith, Carl Molin, Eddie Ernst, William Johnke, and Martin Michalboeck standing in a field in June 1939.

At the Home of Otto Smith in Puente, CA

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Photograph of William and Augusta Besalke and an unknown couple at Otto Smith's house in Puente, CA in June 1939.

At Otto Smith's in Puente, CA

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Photograph of Augusta Besalke, Mrs. Brightshoe, Mrs. Olander, Mrs. Smith, Ruth Molin, Mrs. Johnke, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Derr, Ms. Ernst, Mrs. Mchalboeck, Elsie Ruth, and Maxine at Otto Smith's house in Puente, CA in June 1939.