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Friday, September 6, 2013

The Commodore

As most know, Decatur is named after Commodore Stephen Decatur, a naval hero noted for his many victories in the early 1800's.

Here's a collection of various photos related to "The Commodore":







The Commodore's statue in Decatur, now located just south of the Decatur Civic Center, originally located on the grounds of the Millkin Homestead:

the statue was originally located on the grounds of the Millikin Homestead

photo taken PRIOR to the removal of the columns and landscaping


In 2013, a new mural was painted in downtown Decatur featuring Commodore Decatur.
View picture of that mural HERE.


3 other historical Stephen Decatur items (THESE ARE NOT IN DECATUR):






John Biedler is a Decatur resident who portrays Commodore Decatur at various events, including the Decatur Celebration.  Several years ago, he participated in a photo shoot that featured "The Commodore" at several Decatur locations.  Enjoy these.....

















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