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William Besalke Retires from the Wabash Locomotive Shops

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Photograph of William Besalke taken on June 14, 1945 when he retired from Wabash locomotive shop after working there for more than 46 years as a blacksmith welder.

Besalke Family Reunion

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Photograph of the Besalke family all together by the house. Left to right: Art Besalke, Alma Golka, Ruth Molin, Charles Besalke held by William Besalke, Carl Molin, Margaret Besalke, Carl Besalke, Elsie Ruth Molin, Augusta Besalke, Herman Besalke,…

Last Snapshot at Maxwell Place: William and Augusta Besalke

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Photograph of William and Augusta Besalke reading a magazine together at Maxwell Place.

Last Snapshot at Maxwell Place: William and Augusta Besalke

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Photograph of William and Augusta Besalke sitting on a couch at Maxwell Place

Last Snapshot at Maxwell Place: William and Augusta Besalke

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Photograph of William and Augusta Besalke with a grandfather clock in the background at Maxwell Place.