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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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Ralph Owen's Oral History

This is the oral history of Ralph Owen. He was interviewed by Betty Turnell on January 6, 1987. The interview covers childhood, businesses, the Franklin Mall, Franklin Travel Agency, and the Lake Shore Club condominiums.

Photos from the Oklahoma Addition, located close to the Sangamon River.

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Photographs of the Oklahoma Addition showing the living conditions before and after flooding. It was located between U.S. 51 and Jasper Street

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.