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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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Photo of John A. (Jack) Coughlin
WWII - Herald and Review Library; Coughlin, John A. (Jack), 6/24/1942. Article on back of photo: "Corp. John A. Coughlin, 221, S. Taylor Ave., was one of 21 soldiers surviving the June 15 sinking of the medium-sized American freighter off the east…

"A Coming Eve
WWI - "A Coming Eve" float with hanging effigy of Kaiser Wilhelm in the Red Cross parade, May 1918.

"Immortal J.N." Free

Photograph of "Immortal J.N." (Jacob Newman) Free (d. 6/27/1906). Free was a wanderer who traveled throughout the United States for 50 years by riding for free on every railroad, and staying in hotels at their expense. He was considered harmlessly…

Board of Directors Roster - August 1994

This is the roster of the board of Directors for the Decatur Public Library August 1994. It contains names, terms, phone, address, city librarian's information and committee members.

1327 E. Condit St.

Photograph of the house at 1327 E. Condit St.

1582 N. Main St., Decatur, IL

Photograph of 1582 N. Main St. in Decatur, IL