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Photo of Brush College #1 with children and teachers, Christmas eve 12/24/1939.
Photograph of Lincoln schoolhouse, which was located five miles north of Blue Mound and 4 miles west of Boody. This building was destroyed by fire February 20th, 1939.
Photograph Wabash Depot in the center and Illinois Central Railroad Depot on the right. Photograph of the Illinois Central Railroad Depot.
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…
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…
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…
Photograph of William and Augusta Besalke standing in front of a metal fence in a yard.