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Mrs. Will McKee's Oral History

This is the oral history of Mr. Will McKee. She was interviewed by Betty Turnell on January 23, 1978. This interview includes her college years, early Decatur, Powers Building, Powers Opera House, and transportation.

Photograph of Wabash R.R. Wreck in Litchfield

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Photograph of the Wabash R.R. diesel engine EMD Model E-8A #1008 wreck in Litchfield, IL on September 22nd, 1960.

Photograph of the Wabash R.R. Panel-Side Hopper #34070 Salvaging

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Photograph of the Wabash R.R. panel-side hopper #34070 salvage operation in Decatur IL taken on Septermber 7th, 1951.

Photograph of the Wabash R.R. Wooden Passenger Car #325

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Photograph of the Wabash R.R. wooden passenger car #325 with a newer baggage car at the north side of the engine shops facing Condit Street in Decatur IL taken on May 6th, 1954.

Photograph of the Wabash R.R. Hopper #135004 Salvaging

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Photograph of the salvage operation of the Wabash R.R. hopper #135004 in Decatur IL taken on September 7th, 1951.

Photograph of a Wabash R.R. Caboose Interior

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Photograph of the interior of a Wabash R.R. train caboose taken on October 11th, 1955.