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Photograph of St. Louis Businessmen in Decatur to Board the Train Carrying Battery A

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Photograph of a group of about fifty St. Louis business and professional men, headed by Mayor Henry Ziegenhein, came to Decatur to meet and board the train carrying Batter A, the only Missouri unit to serve overseas during the Spanish American War.…

Photograph of the Illinois Central R. R. Ticket Office

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Photograph of the Illinois Central R. R. ticket office located at 121 E. William Street. It was also the office for the old P.D.&E. R. R. This photo was taken October 26, 1898 during the first Corn Carnival in Decatur.

Photograph of the William Warnick Homestead

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Photograph of the William Warnick Homestead. This house, seven miles southwest of Decatur, was built by William Warnick after 1833, and became known as the "Thirty-Three Mile House" when owned by John Eckle and used as part of his tavern property to…

Photograph of the Parlor of Mr. and Mrs. Stafford

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Photograph of the parlor room in Mr. and Mrs. Stafford home located at 888 W. North St. This is similar to what parlors looked like around the year 1908. The heavy drapery was popular in its day, but one unusual thing about this room is the planter…

Photographs from the Morehouse & Wells Fire

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Several photographs from the August 22, 1909 Morehouse & Wells fire that took out nearly a block of downtown Decatur businesses. The fire started in the Morehouse & Wells building on East Main and destroyed half the block bounded by Merchant,…

Photographs of Fire Department Steamer

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Photographs of the Fire Departments steamer, taken around the time of the Morehouse & Wells fire on August 22, 1909. One photograph taken on East Main St. The arrival of fire equipment on the square often brought crowds of curious onlookers.

Photograph of nominating E. S. McDonald for mayor.

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Nominating E.S. McDonald for mayor. Photo taken March 22, 1907 at 5 p.m. Print from J.K. Stafford collection of negatives taken in the late 1890's and early 1900's which were in possession of Mr. and Mrs. Jack French of Cerro Gordo in 1954-recovered…