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Central Park - Public Market
This is a photograph of the public market in Central Park. The public market was held along N. Franklin St. between 1911 and 1913, and offered direct-from-the-farm produce to Decatur housewives. The photo was taken by the Decatur Herald or Daily…

Carnival at Fairview Park
This is a photograph of a carnival at Fairview Park. The photo was taken around 1980, and is an aerial view of the rides.

Photographs from the Jalopy Parade of 1943
Photos from the Jalopy Parade in April of 1943. Jalopy cars that would later be used for scrap metal were paraded around downtown to raise awareness for the use of scrapping old cars for the war effort. Decatur the first city to do this and was used…

Photographs from the NRA Parade of 1933
Photographs taken from the NRA Parade of September 1933. A crowd of 75,000 people gathered for the parade to launch central Illinois "Buy Now" drive and see all the floats.