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Photograph of 319 W. Prairie Ave.

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Photograph of 319 W. Prairie Ave. the residence of D.H. Conklin in 1896.

D.H. Conklin

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Photograph of D.H. Conklin (b. 10/31/1831, d. 3/10/1905), one of the first telegraph operators in the world. He introduced telegraphy as a means of handling trains. Conklin worked as a receiver for the Illinois Midland line (later the Pennsylvania…