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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
"Diamond I" Products Catalog for the Illinois Glass Company This catalog for the Illinois Glass Company, later the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, shows many of the company's products and gives other information about the company. 1900 - 1929 February 24, 2017
Dave Knoche Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Dave Knoche describes growing up in the Alton and Godfrey area in the 1980s and 90s as well as some of his education and experience in Montana and California. He also describes working for ADT Security, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Dow Screw Products in the Metro East. He then discusses joining his father's business, HGH Products, which manufactures steel and graphite parts for the glass bottle industry. October 17, 2016 January 30, 2017
Rita Bonds Oral History Interview Rita Bonds describes her experiences living in different states with her husband, who was in the Air Force. She also describes working for Owens-Illinois Glass Company in Alton, Illinois. She briefly discusses her work as secretary for the NAACP in Alton. October 16, 2016 January 27, 2017
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
Workers Inside Owens-Illinois Glass Factory Groups of workers at a series of work stations at Illinois Glass Co. factory in Alton, Illinois in 1909 1909 November 15, 2016
Hand Drawn Postcard of Illinois Glass Company Hand Drawn Postcard of Illinois Glass Company Unknown November 15, 2016
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
Wicker Room Crew at Owens-Illinois Glass Factory The Wicker Room Crew (23 females 9 males) standing outside of the factory featuring glass bottles with wicker tightly woven around them. Unknown November 15, 2016