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Carol and John Fritsche Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, John and Carol Fritche describe growing up in Edwardsville, Illinois, in the middle of the twentieth century. They discuss attending Leclaire Academy and living in one of the first homes on Dunlap Lake. The interview continues to discuss Edwardsville’s growth and the relationship between SIUE and the city of Edwardsville. Finally, John discusses his career with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). September 4, 2018 January 28, 2019
1908 Postcard of Leclaire in Edwardsville, Illinois This is a postcard dated October 3, 1908 depicting a scene in Leclaire in Edwardsville, Illinois. It is addressed to Miss Martha Criley of Indianapolis, Indiana. It reads: "My dear Miss Criley, Don't you think my building and grounds are nice looking. I have every thing my own way. I often wonder what to do next, but I have no one to ask so I go ahead and do. I am enjoying life these days, hope you are. Love to you, Esther" 1908 November 15, 2018