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Photographs of Boat Houses along the Sangamon River

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Photographs of boat houses along the Sangamon River before the valley was flooded to create Lake Decatur.

Photographs of the Sangamon River at the Waterworks.

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Photographs of the Sangamon River at the Waterworks. One taken shortly after September 1913 during construction of the filter plant at the Waterworks.

Photographs of Captain David L. Allen's Second Home

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Photographs of Captain David L. Allen's home on the south bank of the Sangamon River. It was unusual in structure because of its octagonal tower and for years it was a landmark of Macon county. It was torn down about 1905 and is was the site of…

Photo of the Ice Barn Located on the Sangamon River

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Photograph of David A. "Doc" Maffit --Ice Barn--1888; located on the Sangamon river. Maffit in horse and buggy on left, with lots of horses and wagons.

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…