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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Halsey's Hotties

Here's a look at some vintage advertising from Halsey's Hydraulics in Decatur.

Wonder how big a role these ladies played in sales volume?




Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Last Days of K-Mart 2

More photos from the soon-to-be-closed-forever K-Mart on Pershing Road.

(link to the first set: http://picturedecatur.blogspot.com/2016/07/last-days-of-k-mart.html)













Monday, July 18, 2016

Last Days of K-Mart

We visited the Pershing Road K-Mart this evening.

The retailer is in its last days...... scheduled to lock doors for the last time at the close of business on August 7.

Some of what we saw tonight:














Saturday, July 16, 2016

Scovill Sculptures

The new Scovill Sculpture Park opened this weekend and is a beautiful and breathtaking addition to Scovill Park.

Here are a few pics;  more will be posted soon.........

























(most of the sculptures will be on display for approx. 2 years before new ones take their place)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Memory Lane 27

Collection #27 of various memories of Decatur's people, places and past.  Enjoy.

(Paul Osborne with Nancy Reagan)
















Decatur Gun Club, farm progress show, fishing lure, Hi-Flier, kites, Lincoln Theater, Loren Boatman, memory lane, millikin university, Nancy Reagan, Paul Osborne, Sandy's, Selby, Tom's, Walter Malone, WAND,

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Caterpillar Sculpture

Earlier this week, Caterpillar unveiled their beautiful new sculpture at the corner of Pershing and 22nd.

The sculpture is the first of what is hoped to be many along 22nd Street, as the Beautify Decatur Coalition works to improve the "look and feel" of that important corridor.

Here are some pictures from the ceremony:








(Mayor Julie Moore-Wolfe)


(Beautify Decatur Coalition Chairwomen)


Some of that team was present:



22nd Street, artwork, Beautify Decatur Coalition, Caterpillar, Julie Moore-Wolfe, mayor, Pershing Road, sculpture, unveiling,