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Decatur Municipal Band Playing at the Band Stand in Central Park

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Photograph of the Decatur Municipal Band playing in Central Park at the band stand. The Decatur Municipal Band is the old Goodman Band.

Captain David Allen

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Photograph of Captain David Allen. He was a prominent landowner in Decatur, and donated the land for Central Park to the City.

William F. Martin

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Photograph of William F. Martin. One of the honored members of the Old Post 1, and afterwards of Dunham post. He was for years color bearer for the post. He served for some time as the official color bearer for the Illinois Department, G.A.R. Comrade…

Photo of Stapp's Row

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Stapp's Row. This engraving is the only view obtainable of the row of five store buildings built by Dr. James Stapp and E. O. Smith in South Park street probable in the early 1860's, and known as Stapp's Row. The card from which this cut was made is…

Photograph of Farmer's Market 1911

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Public market of 1911-1913. Decatur housewives used to go to the east side of Central Park for direct-from-the-farm produce. This picture was taken in November of 1911 and not an auto truck in sight.

Photographs from the Morehouse & Wells Fire

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Several photographs from the August 22, 1909 Morehouse & Wells fire that took out nearly a block of downtown Decatur businesses. The fire started in the Morehouse & Wells building on East Main and destroyed half the block bounded by Merchant,…

Photographs of Lincoln Square and Transfer House in 1996

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Photographs of Lincoln Square, the Transfer House's former location and a photograph of the Transfer House as it sits now in Central Park taken in 1996.

Photographs from the Transfer House Centennial Celebration

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Photographs taken from the June 22, 1996 Transfer House Centennial Celebration in Central Park. Steve Craven directs a special section of the Decatur Municipal Band.

Photograph of 'Ten Gallon Lil' at the Waterworks

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Photograph of 'Ten Gallon Lil' after she was moved from Central Park to the Waterworks around 1930. The fountain itself dates back to 1876.

Drawings of the Wigwam

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Drawings of a recreation of the Wigwam tent set up on S. Park St. across from Central Park where Abraham Lincoln was nominated for president on May 9-10, 1860.