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Photograph of Wabash R.R. Employee Joseph Swantz

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Photograph of Wabash R.R. Employee Joseph Swantz taken in 1926. Joe Swantz, hostler and former foreman of roundhouse laborers, started with the Wabash R.R. in 1876 and retired in 1927 after 51 years of service. He was still on the job when he was…

Photograph of the Decatur Boat Club.

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Photograph of the Decatur Boat Club. From left to right: Dorwyn Bennington, Harold Carr, Jack Hathaway, and Thomas Pope.

Aaron Kaufman

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Photograph of Aaron Kaufman (d. 12/2/1938). He managed one of Decatur's leading men's clothing stores for 45 years. He opened a clothing store in Decatur in 1888, 9 years after opening the Kaufman store in Champaign. He retired in 1933, and the…