Horseshoe Lake, 2016

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1919 Halfpenny from the UK This is a Halfpenny from 1919 when the UK controlled India made from bronze, stating "George the Fifth, by the grace of god King of all Britain, Defennder of the Faith, Emperor of India, in Latin." By long-standing traditions, the legends of ruling British monarchs are rendered in Latin. On the front is George V's bare face and on the back is the figure of Britannia seated facing right on a rock wearing a helmet and flowing robes and she holds a trident with a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag.

This coin was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Varsha Venigalla. The coin was given the student's mother by their grandmother when their mother came to America.
1919 March 4, 2020
Animal Control Pet Tag This is a gold colored Animal Control pet tag with faded lettering reading "2006 Rabies Vacc 36990 IL Dept of Agri Madison County." It was used to identify pets and let people know if they have had their rabies vaccination.

This tag was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Grace Taylor.
2006 March 4, 2020
Glen Carbon 1893 Glass Insulator This is a glass electrical insulator. It is made of thick, green glass. On one side of the insulator it reads "Patent/May 2 1893" and on the other it reads, "Hemingray/No. 12." It stands about 3.5 inches tall. Insulators like these are common near bike trails and creeks in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon which were part of the "Rails to Trails" conversion of lite rail corridors into community trails by the Madison County Transport starting in the 1990s.

This insulator was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Abigail Stacy.
1893-5-2 March 4, 2020
Photographic Copy of a Painting of The Wildey Theater This is a photographic copy of a painting of The Wildey Theater in Edwardsville, IL. The Wildey Theater is a local theater that first opened in 1909 and is still open as of the writing of this entry.

This photograph was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Karla Sheeley.
Unknown March 4, 2020
1936 Indian Head (Buffalo) Nickel and Half Dollar Coin This is coinage produced by the United States, a Nickel and Half-Dollar. The smaller coin is a Buffalo Nickel that is in fair condition and was minted in 1936. The larger one is a silver half dollar in worn condition that was also minted 1936.

These coins were photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. They were brought to class by Caden Sexton.
1936 March 4, 2020
Soviet Ruble This is a Soviet Ruble, an example of Soviet currency. It is mulicolored, containing orange, red, and teal. It is in the amount of a single (1) ruble of the USSR. The production of the Soviet Rubles was the responsibility of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise or Goznak.

This document was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Alec Screnchuk.
1961 March 4, 2020
War Ration Book from Moro, IL, for years 1943-4 This is a war ration book that was used in Moro, IL. On the front is an image of a woman farming alongside text that reads, "Food Will Win The War." Additional text is located along the bottom of the pamphelt that says, "Compliments of Burrus Quality Hybrids. There are ration stamps inside and it is bound by a red string and on the back is a calendar with dates.

This item was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Tyler Schafer.
1943 - 1944 March 4, 2020
WWII Award Medals This is a set of war medals from World War II, including multiple campaign medals as well as service medals. The medals are housed in a wooden display frame.

These medals were photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. They were brought to class by Karley Sadder.
1940s March 4, 2020
1985-1986 Edwardsville High School Yearbook This is a light gray, hardcover yearbook for Edwardsville High School in 1986. There is a picture of a tiger on the front cover of the yearbook, along with the words reading "Nineteen Eighty Six." The yearbook was published by the company Josten's.

This yearbook was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Zoe Roney.
1985-1986 March 4, 2020
Madison County 1873 Microfilm Worden Residences and Bird Eye View The document is a part of a book called Madison County 1873 Microfilm by Brink, McCormick. It reads under the top image, "Residence and Premises of John C. Worden", the founder of the new city. In the middle of the document is a bird's eye view of Worden. The caption says "Birds-eye view from the South-east of a portion of the new city of Worden, Founded 1870 Madison Co, Illinois." At the bottom of the document is another image it reads at the bottom "View of the first depot of the Toledo Wabash and western R.R at Worden erected 1870 John C Worden station Agent. Postmaster General Storekeeper."

This document was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Kelsey Renth.
1873 March 4, 2020