Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is Belle Forest school in Lovington Township 1947-1948. Front row: A.J. Bolsen, Macia Bailey, Wanda Tohill, Lynda West, Helen Keyes Wacaser, teacher. 2nd row: Darrell Taylor, Jack Redfern. 3rd row: Dora York, Glen Woodard, Jordan York, Wanda Ruff. 4th row: Phyllis Tohill, Douglas York & Phyllis Butler. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is Belle Forest school in Lovington Township 1947-1948. Front row: A.J. Bolsen, Macia Bailey, Wanda Tohill, Lynda West, Helen Keyes Wacaser, teacher. 2nd row: Darrell Taylor, Jack Redfern. 3rd row: Dora York, Glen Woodard, Jordan York, Wanda Ruff. 4th row: Phyllis Tohill, Douglas York & Phyllis Butler. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

The George Garden Tool Company observed 70 years in history with an exhibition at the original factory site where Agri-Fab in Sullivan now stands. Pictured above are original George Garden Tool employees from 1946. George Garden Tools employed as many as 450 people before closing in the mid 1960s. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

The George Garden Tool Company observed 70 years in history with an exhibition at the original factory site where Agri-Fab in Sullivan now stands. Pictured above are original George Garden Tool employees from 1946. George Garden Tools employed as many as 450 people before closing in the mid 1960s. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is Campbell’s Barber Shop in Sullivan is where the Toy Bar is today. In the above February 1951 photograph from left: owner Jim Campbell, Johnny Selock, Frank Bond and Cecil Yates. Frank’s son Mac provided the photo and noted haircuts were $1 with 10 cents going to the owner. Bond went on to open a single shop in town charging 75 cents. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is Campbell’s Barber Shop in Sullivan is where the Toy Bar is today. In the above February 1951 photograph from left: owner Jim Campbell, Johnny Selock, Frank Bond and Cecil Yates. Frank’s son Mac provided the photo and noted haircuts were $1 with 10 cents going to the owner. Bond went on to open a single shop in town charging 75 cents. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is Lovington High School class of 1946. Students include (in no particular order) Jim Applegate, Bob Shelton, Bill Brooks, Danny Smith, Don Ball, Joe Foster, John Swallow, Lawrence Hodge, B. Burge, B. Foley, Clint Simpson, unknown and Burl (coach/principal). Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is Lovington High School class of 1946. Students include (in no particular order) Jim Applegate, Bob Shelton, Bill Brooks, Danny Smith, Don Ball, Joe Foster, John Swallow, Lawrence Hodge, B. Burge, B. Foley, Clint Simpson, unknown and Burl (coach/principal). Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

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Pictured above are Alexander Lumber Co. (Sullivan) employees in 1976. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above are Alexander Lumber Co. (Sullivan) employees in 1976. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

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Pictured above is the dairy barn at the Masonic Home in Sullivan. This photo was taken around the 1930’s. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728-4085.

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John F. & Alfred Eden owned this store on W. Harrison St. in Sullivan. This photo was taken about 1910. This row of buildings still exist and are directly behind 1st National Bank. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

John F. & Alfred Eden owned this store on W. Harrison St. in Sullivan. This photo was taken about 1910. This row of buildings still exist and are directly behind 1st National Bank. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

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James 0. Beavers of Taylorville submitted this photo of Fern Woodruff’s seventh grade class, taken in the fall of 1946. Class members in the photo are (boys from left) Phil Had, Harold King, Leon Cochran, Bosco Steven, Jim Sharp, Billy Blackwell, Kenneth Pedigo, John Robert Ray, Jim Beavers and Robert Shaw. The girls (right to left) are Jodean Isaacs, Carmen Jackson, Bet-ty Hood, Beverly Neal, Peggy Lou Gregory, Ethel May Schuster, Peggy Butler Auten, Judy Moore, Nancy Fleming, Sarah Yates and Betty West. Beavers was born June 1, 1934 in Sullivan at the corner of Market and Jackson Street where the Farm Bureau building is now located. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

James 0. Beavers of Taylorville submitted this photo of Fern Woodruff’s seventh grade class, taken in the fall of 1946. Class members in the photo are (boys from left) Phil Had, Harold King, Leon Cochran, Bosco Steven, Jim Sharp, Billy Blackwell, Kenneth Pedigo, John Robert Ray, Jim Beavers and Robert Shaw. The girls (right to left) are Jodean Isaacs, Carmen Jackson, Bet-ty Hood, Beverly Neal, Peggy Lou Gregory, Ethel May Schuster, Peggy Butler Auten, Judy Moore, Nancy Fleming, Sarah Yates and Betty West. Beavers was born June 1, 1934 in Sullivan at the corner of Market and Jackson Street where the Farm Bureau building is now located. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

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Pictured above is the north side of square in Sullivan in1881. The far left 3-story building is theTitus Opera House. The second floor corner office is John R. Eden Law Office. The first floor corner is a general store. Standing in front of the stairs to the Opera room and next to his new sewing machine is G.O. Andrews, a tailor. Next is L.M. Spitler and his son. Occupying the Vadakin “Drugs” building was Mose Ansbacher, men’s clothing. Where TNT is today was occupied by the “Journal” newspaper. Harry J. Pike, Jeweler occupied one of the small wooden buildings, and Dr. Lewis was located in the end building. Photo taken by A.S. Creech and is oldest known photo of that side of square. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is the north side of square in Sullivan in1881. The far left 3-story building is theTitus Opera House. The second floor corner office is John R. Eden Law Office. The first floor corner is a general store. Standing in front of the stairs to the Opera room and next to his new sewing machine is G.O. Andrews, a tailor. Next is L.M. Spitler and his son. Occupying the Vadakin “Drugs” building was Mose Ansbacher, men’s clothing. Where TNT is today was occupied by the “Journal” newspaper. Harry J. Pike, Jeweler occupied one of the small wooden buildings, and Dr. Lewis was located in the end building. Photo taken by A.S. Creech and is oldest known photo of that side of square. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

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Pictured above is the Dalton City train depot. This is a very rare postcard photo that is post dated 1909. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is the Dalton City train depot. This is a very rare postcard photo that is post dated 1909. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.