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Photographs of the Racetrack

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The first photo was taken August 23rd, 1898 at the George A. Keller racetrack located just north of Garfield Ave. and between the I.T.S. tracks and the Illinois Central R.R. tracks. The track was closed in 1908 when local option hit Decatur and…

Photos of East Leafland taken in 1910 and 1971.

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Photograph of city paving East Leafland in 1910. "In 1910 East Leafland Street from Broadway came out of the mud with concrete curbing and brick pavement. In those days work moved slowly with men and horses providing most of the power. Photo used…

Photograph of Farmer's Market 1911

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Public market of 1911-1913. Decatur housewives used to go to the east side of Central Park for direct-from-the-farm produce. This picture was taken in November of 1911 and not an auto truck in sight.

Hagenback & Wallace Circus

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Photograph taken during the Hagenback & Wallace Circus in April of 1938 of horses next to a train as people watch.

Photo of the Ice Barn Located on the Sangamon River

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Photograph of David A. "Doc" Maffit --Ice Barn--1888; located on the Sangamon river. Maffit in horse and buggy on left, with lots of horses and wagons.

Edward G. Powers

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Photograph of Edward G. Powers on horseback. Edward died in 1950 at the age of 89, rides one of the several horses his family always kept when this picture was taken in June, 1908. Although there were motor cars in Decatur in that year, the horse…

A Wagon Full of Pumpkins

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Postcard of the Besalke family with a wagon full of pumpkins on a farm.