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Charles H. Goodmiller

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Photograph of Charles H. Goodmiller (d. 10/28/1952). Goodmiller built the first grocery story and filling station at Wyckles Corner, and became known as the "Mayor of Wyckles Corner". At 16, he began working for the former Mills Lumber Co., and…

Dr. James M. Baker

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Photograph of Dr. James M. Baker (d. 12/21/1929), a Decatur Physician since 1905. He was a candidate for commissioner and coroner in the November 1911 elections. Baker was active in the Elks Lodge. The photo was taken by Vandeventer, and ran in…

Photograph of Commissioner of Baseball Kenesaw Landis at Fans Field

Photograph of Kenesaw Landis with a group of men at Fans Field in Decatur IL. Landis was the first appointed Commissioner of Baseball in 1920 and served until his death in 1944.