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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Memory Lane 45

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Memory Lane #45

published July 16, 2017
















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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Remembering Decatur 1982

Just happened across this "Decatur Navigator" blog post from 2014.  It's worth a read, especially for those who consider themselves Decatur history buffs.

All About Decatur…in 1982


(author: Kris Hay-Disney)


Featured is a board game called "All About Decatur Illinois".

A couple of photos from the post:




Sunday, June 25, 2017

Police Patches

A collection of patches worn by Decatur's finest.  The men and women in blue.


Decatur Police Department:






Decatur Police Auxiliary:




Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Trio of Murals Coming

Coming in 2017.......

3 more beautiful outdoor murals to the walls around Decatur!

These are the locations:




And the artist for each mural has now been chosen:

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Memory Lane 43

Time for another collection of what we like to call "Memory Lane" -- collections of photos featuring the people, places, events and businesses of Decatur Illinois' past.

Thanks for your continued interest.





Ben's Barn









TAGS: memory lane, Zexel, Stokes, Kilborn, Town Pump, Firestone, Ben's Barn, Macon Music, Shrine Club, Leader Iron Works, Dreamland, Brunswick, hotel, Hobby House, parking garage, Barnes Citizens Building

Friday, June 9, 2017

French Fried 5K


Last weekend, the 2nd annual French Fried 5K was held on the streets of Decatur, starting and finishing in downtown Decatur with a visit out to the Millikin area (Oakwood) in between.

Here are a few photos of the event:




(Photo credit for 3 above: Clay Jackson)


More pics:


And here are 2 photo albums from the 2016 race: