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    • Swingettes 2

    • Catholic Church -- History -- 19th century; Taverns; Business -- W.T. Rawleigh Company; Job -- Traveling Salesman; School -- Plato Township High School; Teachers -- Don Shaw; Family History – Shaw; Family History -- Westerbeck; Business --...
    • (Left to right: Jean, Velda & Lois) An excerpt from Velda Grime's letter: Thru the years we had many people who remembered us. I guess back then women’s bands were not very well known. When we broke up I played with Bill Zenk and Lloyd Seyller,...
    • Swingettes 1

    • Catholic Church -- History -- 19th century; Taverns; Business -- W.T. Rawleigh Company; Job -- Traveling Salesman; School -- Plato Township High School; Teachers -- Don Shaw; Family History – Shaw; Family History -- Westerbeck; Business --...
    • (Left to right: Velda, Jean & Lois on the piano) An excerpt from Velda Grimes' letter: We three Westerbeck girls grew up in Pingree Grove. In 1942 we organized. I was a freshman in Plato Township High School – my sister Lois a junior and my other...
    • Ariel View of Town-Southeast

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1896; Business districts, Central; Views -- Ariel, South-East -- Hampshire (IL)
    • 1 The train depot is in the foregrown backed by the commercial house hotel which was torn down in the 1920s to make room for the gas station. Behind that is the livery barn which later became the video store. The livery barn was also used by...
    • State Street

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1952; Road and Track; Business districts, Central;
    • 9-9 The Heisten international harvester was built in about the 1950s. The original building was dragged over to the parking lot keiser-frasier dealership and was run by a fellow known as ""high-pockets"" Voight, he was a tall man. After that went...
    • J. B. Inderrieden Company

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1950; Canned vegetables industry; World War, 1939-1945 --Prisoners and prisons; German prisoners of war -- POWs -- Hampshire (IL)
    • A local canning company. The long pole-building running out the back was where the ears of corn were shucked by hand before being sent through the machine that canned the corn. Individuals who worked there still talk about how hot it always...
    • East Side of State St. After the Fire

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1920; Road and Track; Business districts, Central;
    • A team pulls a springed milk wagon around the corner with a Model T Ford in the background. The notation for this photograph says that it is after the 1920 fire, there is some debate about whether there was a fire in 1920. The gas station which...
    • The Grist Mill

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Windmills -- History -- Grain milling; Energy production -- History
    • After the mill closed for the day, the energy would be used to power the streetlights in downtown Hampshire. This went on for many years until the mill burned down.
    • The Dumoulin Farm

    • Family History -- Dumoulin; Family Farms -- Farming; Farming -- Hogs; Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Pork Industry and Trade; Road and Track; Walker Road -- Hampshire (IL); Weather -- Tornado;
    • After the Patricia and William's sons returned from college the farm turned more into a specialized hog farm. The old barn was destroyed by a tornado which brought about a drastic refurbishment of the farm. Sows were always known as good mortgage...
    • West Side of State Street in Hampshire

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1900-1920; Road and Track; Business districts, Central
    • All of these buildings were lost in the fire of 1929. The fire started behind the Meat Market and was reputed to have been electrical. The water tower that you can see in the background happened to not have a functioning pump that week. Without...
    • Dutch Mill

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1910; Business districts, Central; Windmills -- History -- Grain milling
    • An early settler built this mill originally with the sail attachments common to dutch windmills of the period. However, after a pair of years it was discovered that Hampshire was not situated in a particularly consistent wind-zone. The sails were...
    • Armistice Day School...

    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Armistices; Parades; World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace; A.E.F. -- AEF -- American Expeditionary Force; Hampshire (IL) -- 1918; Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (Ill.). Commercial Hotel; School -- United States --...
    • Armistice Day parade, celebrating signing of Armistice Nov. 11, 1918, grade and high school pupils on the march to Village Hall on left; businesses were destroyed by fire in 1929, and rebuilt between 1929 and 1931. Two buildings to the far left is...
    • Hampshire Cornet Band

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1910; Hampshire (IL) -- Cornet Band; Hampshire (Kane County, Il.) -- Social Life and customs
    • cornet band camed into popularity around the turn of the century. Many people acquired similar instruments and became a neighborhood band or a band funded by an employer. In the later part of this century, everyone joined leagues, band athletic...
    • Taking a Break from Mowing

    • Family History -- Allen Family; John & Tillie (Aurand) Allen -- Family Farms -- Farming; Horses -- Pair; Mowing; Hay as Feed;
    • Cutting hay on Allen Farm. Note the "fly nets" on the horses to protect them from biting insects. The mower being used is very old-fashioned at the time that the photograph is being taken. This photograph was taken from a group of negatives that...
    • Seyller Park Pond

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1925; Park; Public spaces -- United States -- History -- 20th century
    • Eventually this pond was drained and now makes a fantastic sled hill. Transcription: Park Pond 1925
    • Canning Factory

    • Canned vegetables industry; Energy production -- History; Factories; Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Manufacturing industries; Corn; Peas; Beans; Water Tower; Churches -- St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church;
    • Exterior of the canning factory. Catholic church on the left, white building to the right is the Borden Milk Plant.
    • Hampshire Park

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1925; Park; Public spaces -- United States -- History -- 20th century
    • For awhile the park was drained in summer and was used as a baseball diamond. Ross and Jim ried owned the bank in town and ross was a tremendous composer. The old Werthwein farm is in the background of many pictures. This family was very thrifty...
    • Hampshire Cornet Band

    • Hampshire Historical Society -- Hampshire (IL); Hampshire (Ill.) -- Cornet Band; Music -- Cornet Band -- Hampshire; Photograph -- Portrait; Music -- Instrument -- Brass -- Trombone; Music -- Instrument -- Brass -- French Horn; Music -- Instrument...
    • Hampshire Cornet Band-Bands were immensely popular in this area with most towns locally having a band that would play at weddings and formal occasions.
    • Luella Plummer's Classroom

    • Hampshire Historical Society -- Hampshire (IL); School -- Hampshire High School; Hampshire (IL) -- North State Street -- 124 N State St.; School -- Teachers -- Luella Plummer
    • High School Room, Hampshire High School, 1904. Probably a Math or English class. Room located on the second floor of old Grade School building in the Northeast corner. Teacher: Luella Plummer
    • Hiram S. DeWitt

    • Family History - Babcock; Family History - DeWitt; Military -- 8th Illinois Cavalry; Military -- Rank -- Bugler; Grand army of the Republic; Women's relief corps; Women -- United States -- Societies and clubs;
    • Hiram DeWitt enlisted in the 8th Illinois Cavalry as a bugler and was reputed to have helped capture John Wilkes Boothe. Upon returning home Hiram DeWitt married Julia A. Babcock in 1867 and had four children. Both individuals were very active...
    • Hampshire MFG. Co.

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1951; World War, 1939-1945 --Prisoners and prisons; German prisoners of war -- POWs -- Hampshire (Il); Manufacturing industries
    • J. B. Inderrieden sold the building that became Hampshire MFG. the black cylindrical thing is a spinning dust catcher. Hampshire MFG was really a Playskool subsidary and produced Lincoln Logs among other things. Transcription: Hampshire MFG. Co....
    • The Pharmacy, Newspaper & Shoe Store

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1884; Business districts, Central; Store; Drug Stores; Hampshire Register Newspaper; Shoe Stores
    • Lincoln Scott was one of the earlierst merchants. His store was originally in Henpeck and then moved when the village moved. Transcription: Drug Store, Bert Hall, E.J. Wagner, , Bank, George York, Fred Brill, ""Gov."" Seymour, 1884, , Scott...
    • Mavis Widmayer and her World War 2 Scrapbooks

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1950; Widmayer, Mavis. Mavis's World War II Scrapbook; World War, 1939 1945-Hampshire (IL); Public Library
    • Mavis kept in touch with many of the service personnel who went to serve from this area. Those she did not keep in touch with personally, kept in touch through others. Her two volume set of World War II Scrapbooks (that reside in the Library's...
    • Methodist Episcopal Church

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1906; Methodist Episcopal Church -- History -- 20th century
    • Methodist Episcopal church. Now the Baptist Church. The steeples were added and then removed within perhaps 20 years. In about the late 40s the methodist built their new brick church. Transcription: Methodist Episcopal Church
    • Hampshire Park

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1920; Park; Public spaces -- United States -- History -- 20th century
    • Now a ball diamond, this lagoon was also used for ice skating cutting ice for the borden plant and consumption and various summer activities. Transcription: Hampshire Park
    • American Barracks and Headquarters

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- United States; World War, 1939 1945-Hampshire (Ill.); World War, 1939-1945 --Prisoners and prisons; World War 2; German prisoners of war -- POWs -- Hampshire (IL); Military Barracks; Military Headquarters -- HQ; Keyes Avenue...
    • One of the two known pictures of the Hampshire prisoner of war camp during World War II….It was in operation from 1943-45…It stood on the far east end of Keyes Ave across from Walter Olson's house. The prisoners harvested peas and corn in the area...
    • WWII POW Camp

    • Hampshire Historical Society -- Hampshire (IL); Hampshire (Ill.) -- Photographs; World War, 1939-1945 -- United States; World War, 1939-1945 --Prisoners and prisons; World War, 1939 1945-Hampshire (Ill.); World War 2; Keyes Avenue -- Hampshire...
    • One of the two known pictures of the Hampshire prisoner of war camp during World War II�.It was in operation from 1943-45�It stood on the far east end of Keyes Ave across from Walter Olson's house. The prisoners harvested peas and corn in the area...

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