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Fairview Park Bridge

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This is a glass negative of a bridge in Fairview Park. The photo was taken by the Pfile's Camera Shop for the Decatur Herald & Review in Decatur, IL around 1930.

Unknown Parks

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These are scenes from unknown parks in Decatur, IL. Included are photos of two people sitting on swings, a Summer gathering around 1910, children playing in the water, and a project completed by the WPA.

Decatur Park District

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These are photographs and negatives of the Decatur Park District. The photos include Frank Torrence, Park Supervisor, district officials, and men working at the parks.

Nelson Park - Sunken Garden

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This is a photo of the pond in the sunken garden at Nelson Park on November 2, 1938. The photo was taken by Decatur Herald & Review.

Nelson Park - Sledding

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These are photos of kids sledding in Nelson Park. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald & Review.

Nelson Park - Rock Garden

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These are negatives of the rock garden at Nelson Park. The photos were taken by the Decatur Herald & Review between 1929 and 1950.

Nelson Park - Beach

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These are photos of the beach at Nelson Park. They were taken by the Decatur Herald & Review between 1934 and 1939.

Nelson Park - Boathouse

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These are negatives of the boathouse and the boat and canoe livery at Nelson Park. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald & Review.

Nelson Park - Golf Course

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These are negatives of the Nelson Park golf course. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald and Review around 1940.

Nelson Park - Pavilion

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These are photos and negatives of the Nelson Park pavilions, both the old pavilion and the new one. Also shown is the opening night dance on July 14, 1931. The photos were taken by Rembrandt Studio and the Herald and Review.