Browse Items (2 total) Tags: D.H. Conklin Browse All Browse by Tag Search Items Sort by: TitleCreatorDate Added Photograph of 319 W. Prairie Ave. Photograph of 319 W. Prairie Ave. the residence of D.H. Conklin in 1896. Tags: 1896, 319 W. Prairie, Conklin, D.H. Conklin, Decatur IL, house, Photo File: Houses, Prairie Ave D.H. Conklin 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… Tags: Abrams, biography, D.H. Conklin, Decatur Club, Decatur Herald and Review, Decatur IL, Horace Greely, Illinois Midland line, mayor of Decatur, Pennsylvania line, Photo File: Biography, receiver, telegraph operator Featured Item Arthur Besalke Photograph of Arthur Besalke standing near the road.