Photos Gallery Page 8

Train depot at Oblong about 1910

Train depot at Oblong about 1910

Photo courtesy of Carla Davis.

Ruins of Oblong-looks like a fire, no date, but early.

Ruins of Oblong-looks like a fire, no date, but early

Photo courtesy of Carla Davis.

Early Crawford Co., IL courthouse.

Early Crawford County Courthouse.

Construction began on this impressive structure in 1896 and was completed a year later. Photo courtesy of Robert R. Manning.

Bottom School Circa 1926

Bottom School Circa 1926

This photo of students at Bottom School, which was located southeast of Hardinville, was provided by Jean (Williams) Cooper of Robinson who is estimating the date it was taken. Identification is as follows, from left to right:

First row: John Richey, Bill Shipman, Wade Shipman, Edwin Shipman, Murl Jackson, Verla Baker, Rosa Rich, James Baker, Keith Baker.

Middle row: Raymond Rich, Dennis Shipman, Barbara Baker, Gertrude Jackson, Carl Baker, Rosalie Rittenour, Alva Shipman, Juanita Rittenour, Jean Williams, Gertie Rich.

Top row: Eurene Liechty, Cisco Shipman, Charles Baldwin, Kenneth Baker, George Richey, Henry Shipman, Bertha Littlejohn, Margaret Shipman, Jessie Rittenour, Lucille Richey, Birdie Littlejohn. Teacher, at back, is Albert Martin.

Palestine School: 3rd grade students in 1945

Palestine School: 3rd grade students in 1945.

Front row: Beulah McCammon, Orville Bryant, Dick Hedges, Donald Maltby, Bob Bell, Duane Shaw, Wayne Hyre, Howard Tedford.
2nd Row: Sara Elder, Jack Brannon, Jerry Jones, LaVeda Shew, Larry Miller, Charles Zigler, Joe Murdock, Carol Sue Biehl, Betty Lou Biehl, Ramona Weaver, Don Seaney, Paul Stone.
3rd Row: Ann Knight, Virginia McGahey, Verna Lou Murray, Patsy Holmes, John Nethery, Walter Staten, Dick Gullet, Myrna Climer, David Weger, Don Richards, Leland Maltby, Jerry Earleywine.
4th Row: Jim Brenton, John Shaffer, Shelba Jean Bailey, Earl Parker, Darrell Biggs, Mary Ellen Millis (Teacher), Elsie Melton, Lyman Melton, Jim Brown, LeRoy Baker, Bob Lankston.

Identification courtesy of Jerry McIntosh. Photo courtesy of John Shaffer.

Records room on the top floor of courthouse after the fire of 1999

Records Room of the Crawford County Courthouse After Fire in 1999

The interior of the attic with a hole showing in the roof and lots of records scattered over the floor. If you would like to make a donation to the Historical Society committee that is trying to restore the courthouse roof and decorative belltower to its original state (see picture above), send your tax deductible check to: Crawford Co. Courthouse Comm., P.O. Box 334, Robinson, IL 62454-0334.

4 generations of Hoskinsons.

4 generations of Hoskinsons

Henry Wilson Hoskinson and Lucetta Knicely Hoskinson. Standing next to Henry is Perry Wayne Hoskinson form Iowa City, Iowa and next to him is Lloyd "Toddy" Wilson Hoskinson of Iowa City, Iowa. The little girl is Dorothy Bacon. Perry's oldest granddaughter. The picture was taken about 1939 or 1940 on Old Quaker Road, west of West York.


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