Great River Road, 2016

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Proposed Design for Souvenir Glassware for the Alton Plant Centennial<br /><br />
This hand drawing is of a proposed design for a souvenir glass for the centennial of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company in July 1973. The design includes gold leaf and the company's logo. 1973 November 15, 2016
Percy Heuer Oral History Interview In this oral history, Percy Heuer describes his life in Dorsey as a farmer and worker for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He discusses many experiences in Dorsey from the early 20th century to the 1980s. He also discusses some family history. August 23, 1988 April 25, 2017
Panoramic Photo of the Illinois Glass Company This panoramic photo shows works of the Illinois Glass Company in 1897 August 6, 1897 November 15, 2016
Outside the Owens-Illinois Glass Factory This photograph of the Owens-Illinois Glass Factory was taken from the entrance by the railroad tracks. Unknown November 15, 2016
Original 1818 Town Plan of Alton by Rufus Easton This town plan for Alton was plotted by St. Louis resident and Missouri territory delegate Rufus Easton in 1817. He named the town in honor of his son, Alton R. Easton. This plat also shows Langdon, Alby, and George streets, which Easton likely named after some of his other children. According to writing on the plat, Rufus Easton signed and delivered the plat on January 1, 1818. It was then approved on March 26, 1818 by John T. Lusk, a justice of the peace for Madison County. There are two copies: the first is on cloth; the second on paper. The map shows the property divisions of the town, including which properties were already sold. The edge of the Mississippi River is also visible, on which the river landing is planned and a promenade set aside for common use. January 1, 1818 March 10, 2017
Office Employees of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company Office employees of Owens-Illinois Glass, with 9 men and 6 women. First from the left in the first row is company co-founder Edward Levis, and third from the left is Geo. McClellon Levis. Unknown November 15, 2016
Norma Glazebrook Oral History Interview In this oral history, Norma Galzebrook of Alton, Illinois discusses her childhood from the 1940s in Godfrey, Illinois and her early baton twirling career. She mentions seeing Robert Wadlow in her youth as well as her days at the Alton Telegraph during the 1950s. Also discussed is the creation Glazebrook Park, established in honor of her late husband, as well as her extensive work with the St. Louis chapter of the Make-A-Wish foundation. December 2, 2018 February 15, 2019
Newspaper Clippings from the Altonian Newspaper about Owens-Illinois Glass Newspaper Clippings from the Altonian Newspaper about Owens-Illinois Glass February 6, 1976 November 15, 2016
Newspaper Clipping of a timeline for Owens-Illinois Glass A clipping from an unknown newspaper includes a timeline for Owens-Illinois Glass.

Dates included:
June 25, 1929
September 28, 1929
October 10, 1929
December 5, 1929
December 31, 1929
January 15, 1930
May 3, 1930
November 4, 1930
July 3, 1931
October 15, 1931
October 15, 1931
March 21, 1932
June 8, 1932
May 15, 1933
June 14, 1933
March 7, 1933
July 22, 1933
February 19, 1934
February 21, 1934
May 25, 1934
October 9, 1934
January 23, 1935
February 21, 1935
July 22, 1935
August 22, 1935
August 23, 1935
January 15, 1936
January 21, 1936
December 15, 1937
June 25, 1929 to February 15, 1937 November 15, 2016
Mike McNamara Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Mike McNamara describes his life and career in Alton. McNamara describes his childhood and school years. He then goes into detail about his career with the Alton police department, including his promotions through the ranks and various high-profile crimes in Alton. McNamara also talks about his experience owning rental properties in Alton and reflects on how Alton changed over time. October 11, 2018 December 6, 2018