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Kendall Gardner - Decatur Commodores

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This is the glass negative of Kendall Gardner in his Decatur Commodores baseball uniform. The photo was taken by Charles Wasson of Wasson Studios in Decatur, IL in the early 1900s.

Fred Long - Millikin University Freshman

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This is the glass negative of Fred Long, a Millikin University Freshman. The photo was taken by Charles Wasson of Wasson Studios in Decatur, IL around 1914. Fred Long graduated from Millikin University in 1918, served during World War I, played on…

Mr. & Mrs. John K. Wells' Oral History

This is the oral history of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Wells. They were interviewed by Betty Turnell on June 22, 1986. The interview includes their childhoods, and John's career in life insurance.

Photograph of Decatur's Charles Dressen

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Photograph of Charles Dressen, who was recruited from Decatur and went on to play major league baseball for the Cincinnati Reds in 1919. This photograph was taken On September 24th, 1934.

Photograph of Commissioner of Baseball Kenesaw Landis at Fans Field

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Photograph of Kenesaw Landis with a group of men at Fans Field in Decatur IL. Landis was the first appointed Commissioner of Baseball in 1920 and served until his death in 1944.