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Photograph of the Illinois Central R. R. Ticket Office

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Photograph of the Illinois Central R. R. ticket office located at 121 E. William Street. It was also the office for the old P.D.&E. R. R. This photo was taken October 26, 1898 during the first Corn Carnival in Decatur.

Photographs from the Decatur Corn Carnival

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From 1895 to 1905 Decatur had several big corn carnival festivals. Streets were lined with carnival attractions of all kinds. Free attractions were numerous. Corn and stalks were used for decorations everywhere. Prizes were given, not only for…