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Champaign County, Illinois

Photo Album - Streets/Parks/Etc.

Big Elm tree east of the Big Four shops, under which Abe Lincoln made one of his famous speeches.

Crystal Lake Park, Urbana.

A bit of the ancient site of the Pottawotomie village in Urbana.

A bit of the old Indian trail near Rhinehart's graveyard, northeast of Urbana.

Old bridge over the I. C. tracks. The bottom photo (and possibly the top) was taken by Jesse Wilkinson, early photographer in Champaign, Illinois

Rhinehart's Graveyard, where one hundred pioneers were buried. "Beneath the roots and tangled weeds, Afar in country graveyards lie, The men whose unrecorded deeds Have stamped this Nation's destiny."

The Prayer for Rain

Fountain in the park dedicated May 1, 1899, Edward Kemeys sculptor. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ray gave a reception for him in the evening.

After the wind storm, 1902.

West Side Park, Champaign

Church Street, Champaign

Barrett block, downtown Champaign

Cunningham Ravine

Neil Street, Champaign, in 1858

Main Street, Sadorus, in 1913

Submitted by Allen Armstrong, who says, "This photo is slightly larger than 8-1/2 x 11 inches on heavy cardboard. It appears to be either a print of a painting or a hand-colored photograph, I cannot tell which. On the back, in what appears to be my grandmother's handwriting, it reads: "Old swimming hole - Crystal lake. Before it was dredged out."


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