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Philip Kayser

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Photograph of Philip Kayser (b. 5/23/1868, d. 1/24/1932). Kayser was the constable in Decatur Township, a city commissioner, and a member of the city council. He came to Decatur from Indiana in 1902 to help build the Decatur Bridge Co. plant, and…

Illinois Terminal Bridge Construction

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Photograph of the Illinois Terminal Bridge construction over the Sangamon River. J. K. Stafford was probably Decatur's first industrial photographer. For 26 years he was employed by the Decatur Bridge Company and during this time took hundreds of…