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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Faries Park

Nestled on the western shore of Lake Decatur southeast of Richland Community College, Faries Park has a rich history and holds many memories for folks of the Decatur area.

Much of the Park (298 acres) is now owned by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), acquired as part of a voter-approved $7,000,000+ sale from the Decatur Park District back in 2004.

Here is a collection of photos of Faries Park, which is slowly fading into Decatur's history, as it is being slowly absorbed into ADM's industrial complex.

December 2014
same shelter as above 3 years ago (2011)

Hans Peter Gut Memorial

old railroad trestle/bridge piers in Lake Decatur

pond and green of 18th hole at Faries Golf Course

looking towards the South at the old Faries Golf Course clubhouse

course was closed in 2005

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