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Rawlings Baseball From Vietnam Veteran David Williams This baseball belongs to David Williams, a resident of Bethalto and baseball player. Williams is a veteran of the Vietnam War who played baseball while serving in Vietnam. He obtained this particular baseball after returning from Vietnam.

This baseball was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by David Williams' son, Jacob Williams.
1970-1990 September 7, 2018
1955 Falstaff Brewery Honorary Brew Master Certificate This certificate was given to Chuck Brazier as a thank you for taking the Falstaff Brewery tour, as well as giving his opinion on the products that he sampled at the end of the tour. The Falstaff Brewery was located in St. Louis.

This certificate was digitized by Paul Brazier as part of History 400: Community-Engaged Digital History.
March 30, 1955 September 6, 2018
Ethel and Jim Hirsch Welcoming Returning Soldiers after World War II in a Highland Bar This photograph shows Ethel and Jim Hirsch (far left) and others welcoming home soldiers returning from World War II in a Highland. Various photographs of soldiers are hanging on the shelf behind Ethel and Jim. The identity of the bar is unknown. One possibility is Kid Walter’s Place, which Ethel and Jim bought in 1952. That bar became known as Ethel's and is still open as of 2018. Circa 1945 August 27, 2018
Kid Walters Tavern in Highland This postcard shows the interior of Kid Walters Tavern in Highland sometime during his ownership from 1933 to 1952. In 1952 he sold the tavern to Jim and Ethel Hirsch, and the tavern became known as Ethel's. It is still in operation as Ethel's as of 2018. Circa 1933 - 1952 August 27, 2018
The St. Louis House Tavern in Highland This is a photograph of the St. Louis House Tavern in Highland sometime during its operation. It served Highland residents as a tavern and hostelry in the 19th and early 20th centuries, prior to the building burning down in 1913. In the early 21st century the site is the home of Ethel's, a tavern in operation since the end of Prohibition in 1933. Before 1913 August 27, 2018
1940s Chinese Paper Money These seven bills of Chinese paper money were issued in the 1930s and 1940s by either the Bank of China or the Central Bank of China. They were brought to Madison County by an American soldier who was stationed in northern China immediately after World War II.

These bills were scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. They were brought to class by the soldier's granddaughter, Dara Parks.
Circa 1945 - 1948 July 9, 2018
Jonathan Verduzco Gil Adams Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Jonathan Verduzco Gil Adams discusses the experience of living in the United States as a Mexican-American who emigrated as a child. Jonathan describes childhood in Mexico, differences in education between the United States and Mexico, and experiences in American university. Jonathan also gives advice to Mexican immigrants. November 26, 2017 June 26, 2018
Tannya Sanchez Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Ecuadorian immigrant Tannya Sanchez discusses moving to Madison County to learn English and become a Spanish teacher. She describes growing up in Ecuador, how life in Highland compares to Eduador, and education in both Ecuador and the United States. She also gives advice to other immigrants to the United States. November 11, 2017 June 26, 2018
Eleidys Guerra Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Venezuelan student Eleidys Guerra discusses moving to Madison County to study English, leaving behind a job and large family in Venezuela. She describes how she and her son have adapted to their new circumstances with no familiarity with English. November 20, 2017 April 11, 2018
"Granite High World" School Newspapers for the 1955-56 School Year This volume is a collection of the 14 editions of the Granite High World, the newspaper of Granite City High School, published in the 1955-56 school year.

For yearbooks throughout the rest of the 20th and early 21st centuries, see Granite City Yearbooks published online by the Six Mile Regional Library.
September 30, 1955 to May 29, 1956 April 3, 2018