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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Extra, extra, read all about it! Pantagraph’s graduation edition, May 1949

Danvers High School seniors are seen here pouring though The Daily Pantagraph’s 56-page graduation edition of May 18, 1949. The Pantagraph distributed complimentary copies to some 2,370 senior from 77 Central Illinois high schools.

These seniors delayed their “skip day” to Starved Rock State Park to get a look at the class photographs.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Television comes to Danvers June 1949

Who remembers television coming to their home? In June 1949, The Pantagraph reported on the arrival of television to several area communities.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Grand Champion Gilt McLean County Fair, Aug. 6, 1958

Champion gilt, 1958.

That’s a proud Walter Gottschalk of Danvers at the 1958 McLean County 4-H Club Fair posing with his grand champion gilt hog.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Improvements Slated for Danvers, 1936

Danvers elevator, 1936.

In June 1936, the Danvers Farmers Elevator Association announced plans to upgrade its facilities, a project that included replacement of the 1902 wood-sided elevator shown here, as well as construction of a new powerhouse, coal sheds, and other buildings.

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Written by Bill Kemp in WGLT McHistory Series

McHistory: Going to Danvers to Take the Cure

The Hamlet of Danvers once hosted a sanatorium for those struggling with addiction to alcohol.

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