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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Trio of Murals Coming

Coming in 2017.......

3 more beautiful outdoor murals to the walls around Decatur!

These are the locations:




And the artist for each mural has now been chosen:

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Memory Lane 43

Time for another collection of what we like to call "Memory Lane" -- collections of photos featuring the people, places, events and businesses of Decatur Illinois' past.

Thanks for your continued interest.





Ben's Barn









TAGS: memory lane, Zexel, Stokes, Kilborn, Town Pump, Firestone, Ben's Barn, Macon Music, Shrine Club, Leader Iron Works, Dreamland, Brunswick, hotel, Hobby House, parking garage, Barnes Citizens Building

Friday, June 9, 2017

French Fried 5K


Last weekend, the 2nd annual French Fried 5K was held on the streets of Decatur, starting and finishing in downtown Decatur with a visit out to the Millikin area (Oakwood) in between.

Here are a few photos of the event:




(Photo credit for 3 above: Clay Jackson)


More pics:


And here are 2 photo albums from the 2016 race:




Sunday, June 4, 2017

Decatur 1941 and Today


For history buffs and anyone with a love for The Soybean Capital of the World, a great resource has been released on the City of Decatur's website.

Guided Tour of Decatur: 1941 & Today
This tool allow users to compare aerial photography from 1941 with our most current aerial photography (2016). Use the slider to swipe back and forth to compare the two photos. Several prominent locations have been bookmarked for you, but you can compare any location within the City!


Access it here:

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memory Lane 42

Collection #42 in our Decatur "Memory Lane" series.

If you have old Decatur photos, submissions are always welcome!  See "CONTACT" page.









(Sheriff Roger Walker)






TAGS: memory lane, Wabash RR, railyard, Henry's, radar gun, Decatur Electronics, The Shore, drive-in, Sizzlin Steak House, Roger Walker, Macon County Sheriff, Millikin National Bank, Hi-Flier, kites, Macon County Conservation, Pugh School

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Adopting Decatur

Here's a small sampling of the many individuals and groups involved in helping keep Decatur the beautiful place that it is.

Thanks to these various families!