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Photographs from the Decatur Trunk Factory Fire

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Photographs from the June 18, 1914 fire that occured at the Decatur Trunk Factory and the 'Come Across' pool room on N Water St. The fire was started by a loud explosion that originated in the pool room and was heard and felt throughout the business…

Photographs from the Decatur Hotel and Arcade Building Fire

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Photographs from the April 21, 1915 fire at the Decatur Hotel and Arcade building in downtown Decatur. The fire was discovered by an engineer in the boiler room of the basement of the hotels, but no explanation of how the fire had originated was…

John Pistorius

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Photograph of John Pistorius, prominent farmer of Macon County, IL. (died 6/23/1910). John Pistorius lived in Boody, IL. He at one time owned 1400 acres of the best Macon County land which he divided among his children. He came here from Germany in…

Photo of Pfc. John A. Harding, Jr. with 15 other marines in front of plane

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Herald and Review Library: Illinois Marines; Article on back of photo; "Illinois is well represented in the Marine Corsair flighter squadron 'The Checkerboard'! This squadron, the first to fly Corsairs saw its initial action on Guadalcanal. Illinois…

Illinois National Guard parading down N. Main St. in downtown Decatur, IL c. 1918

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Illinois National Guard parading down N. Main St. in downtown Decatur, IL c. 1918