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|Bethalto, Illinois Telephone Directory, 1951
|This directory was printed in 1951 for the Madison Telephone Company subscribers on the Bethalto telephone exchange. It lists the address and phone number for individuals and businesses in Bethalto, along with local advertisements. The first page of the book lists the policies and procedures regarding the use of the telephone system. The directory is printed on heavier paper with a card stock cover. The cover and pages are made of single sheets, bound with two staples.
|July 22, 2019
|1992 Edition of the Civic Memorial High School Yearbook, The Spectator
|This is the 1992 edition of The Spectator, the yearbook for Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto. The included page has four yearbook superlatives: Sara Newby and Marc Vaughn for most athletic, Jason Householder and Meghan Lynch for prettiest eyes, Mike Whipkey and April Rives for prettiest hair, and Heather Darter and Scott Herzog for prettiest smile. The yearbook belongs to Heather Wallace, formerly Heather Coffman.
This yearbook was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Annaston Walker.
|May 21, 2019
|1974 Edwardsville Intelligencer Clipping of Six Generations of the Thorpe Family
|This Edwardsville Intelligencer clipping from May 25, 1974, includes a photo and caption of six generations of the Thorpe family. Included is a paper that explains the generations.
First generation: 97-year-old John O'Neil of South Roxana, seated in the rocking chair
Second generation: John's dauther Clara Hessel of Marine, sitting to the left of John
Third generation: Clara's daughter Edith Ringering of Poag, Edwardsville, standing on left in back
Fourth generation: Edith's daughter Charlene Thorpe of St. Louis, standing in middle in back
Fifth generation: Charlene's daughter Susan Thorpe of St. Louis, standing on right in back
Sixth generation: Daughter of Susan one-year-old Stephanie Thorpe, now Stephanie Thorpe Seeley, sitting on the lap of John O'Neil
This clipping was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by the seventh generation and Stephanie's daughter, Kimberley Seeley.
|May 25, 1974
|May 21, 2019
|1963 and 1964 Vietnam War Draft Classifications Sent to Eugene Weinmann
|These two draft notifications were sent to Bethalto resident Eugene Weinmann during the early years of the Vietnam War draft. The first was sent October 28, 1963 and classified Weinmann in 1-A, making him available for unrestricted military service. The second was sent October 19, 1964, which classified him in 3-A and made him unavailable for military service due to "hardship to dependents." Weinmann also had hearing and sight issues. The local draft board was located on Hillsboro Avenue in Edwardsville.
These documents were scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. They were brought to class by Carmen Ehlers.
|October 28, 1963 to October 19, 1964
|May 21, 2019
|The Florini Family Opening a Grocery Store in Bethalto in 1937
|This photoraph shows Julio Florini, his wife Delfina Florini, and their son Geno Florini opening a grocery store in Bethalto on Spencer Street and near Route 140 in 1937. In 1942, the Florini's converted the location to a tavern named Geno's 140 Club. The restaurant is still open today.
This photograph was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Wyatt Cooper.
|May 21, 2019
|1940 Winchester Model 1912 Shotgun
|This shotgun is a Winchester Model 1912 internal-hammer, pump-action gun with an external tube magazine. The United States military used this type of gun in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The owner of this particular gun used it to hunt geese, deer, squirrels, turkeys, rabbits, and other animals.
This shotgun was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was scanned by Jenna Christeson.
|May 21, 2019
|Letter to the Officers and Directors of the Illinois State Historical Society concerning the restoration and preservation of barns in Illinois, 1973
|This is a letter to the Officers and Directors of the Illinois State Historical Society concerning the restoration and preservation of barns in Illinois from January 11, 1973. It is signed by the president of the society Donald F. Lewis.
|March 15, 2019
|David Miller Oral History Interview
|In this interview, David Miller discusses his career in airport management and his time at the St. Louis Regional Airport in East Alton. He details how he gained experience with aircraft while serving in the military, the details of and difficulties in managing airports, and what makes St. Louis Regional Airport unique.
|July 13, 2018
|September 28, 2018
|Betty J. Vaughn Oral History Interview
|In this oral history interview, Betty J. Vaughn discusses her role as the first female supervisor of Olin Brass in East Alton. She also describes her childhood growing up on a farm in Bethalto and changes in Madison County throughout her life.
|September 16, 2018
|Gas Tanker Convoy in West Germany in the 1960s
|This photograph shows a gas tanker convoy in West Germany. One of the men in the convoy is Bethalto resident Everett Jett, who was stationed in West Germany from January 1964 to June 1966. Jett served in the 3-703rd Maintenance Battalion, in which he transported gas to other vehicles using this tanker. Jett later served in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. When he retunred home to Bethalto, he became a truck driver.
This photograph was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Jett's grandon, Colton Hyman.
|Circa 1964 - 1966
|September 7, 2018