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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Staley Grocery Cart

A collection of A.E. Staley items that once filled the grocery carts of America:

More Staley product photos:

TAGS: a.e. staley, burlap sack, cooking oil, corn starch, feed sack, oil, old product, sack, staley, Sweetose, syrup

Friday, January 22, 2016

Memory Lane Stuff 15

Here is the 15th Picture Decatur collection of random "memory lane" photos featuring the history of Decatur Illinois.


TAGS:  A.E. Staley, Staley viaduct, WABIC, Wabash Railroad, Hi-Flier, Lincoln Theater, national bank of decatur, Teamsters, Brown Jug, token, A&B Cafe, Rupert's, Corn Carnival, beach house, memory lane

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Staley Museum

An exciting new museum in Decatur will be holding its grand opening in just 3 short months.

The Staley Museum ::
dedicated to the life and businesses of A.E. Staley ::
located in the historic Staley Mansion at 361 North College Street

For more information about the Museum, visit their website:

TAGS: a.e. staley, Staley Museum, museum, mansion, College Street, grand opening

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Memory Lane Stuff 14

Here is assortment #14 of various memories from Decatur's past.

(please remember:  if you have any pics to share, we would love to feature them here on Picture Decatur)

(President Taft at the Transfer House 1911)

TAGS: a.e. staley, armory, beach house, Billy Sunday, DCCH, Decatur High School, Dutch Houk, El Bauer, Holiday Inn, president, Pythian, Redwood, roosevelt, St. Patrick's, staley, transfer house, Wabash Railroad, memory lane

Saturday, January 9, 2016

CB QSL Cards

Based on this collection of QSL "trading cards", there was a significant number of Decatur folks who took their CB (Citizen's Band) Radio hobby very seriously.

(For those who might need a little primer on what these photos represent....... a QSL card is a written confirmation of either a two-way radiocommunication between two amateur radio stations or a one-way reception of a signal from an AM radio, FM radio, television or shortwave broadcasting station. It can also confirm the reception of a two-way radiocommunication by a third party listener.)