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  • Tags: Photo File: Recreation

Photographs of the Racetrack

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The first photo was taken August 23rd, 1898 at the George A. Keller racetrack located just north of Garfield Ave. and between the I.T.S. tracks and the Illinois Central R.R. tracks. The track was closed in 1908 when local option hit Decatur and…

Photograph of a High Jump

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Photograph at an unknown location of a man doing a high jump taken on May 22nd, 1909.

Photograph of a Baseball Meeting

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Photograph taken on August 23rd of 1944 of a group of men at a baseball meeting.

Photograph of Commissioner of Baseball Kenesaw Landis at Fans Field

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Photograph of Kenesaw Landis with a group of men at Fans Field in Decatur IL. Landis was the first appointed Commissioner of Baseball in 1920 and served until his death in 1944.

Photograph of Decatur's Charles Dressen

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Photograph of Charles Dressen, who was recruited from Decatur and went on to play major league baseball for the Cincinnati Reds in 1919. This photograph was taken On September 24th, 1934.

Photograph of Man on Bicycle

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Photograph of a man on a popular style of bicycle from 1890, the photograph was taken on July 24th, 1910.

Photograph of Child Flying Kite

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Photograph of a child flying a kite taken March 10th, 1956.