Bluffs and Piasa Bird, 2016

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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. 1951 July 22, 2019
Esther Bernhardt, Switchboard Operator for Prairietown in 1954. This photogrpah shows Esther Bernhardt operating the switchboard for the entire community of Prairietown in 1954. Prairietown is an unincorporated community northwest of Worden. The calendar on the wall shows May and June of 1954.

This bottle was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Bernhardt's great-grandson, Tony Singleton.
1954 May 21, 2019
Sam Stemm Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Sam Stemm discusses his career with the local Alton station WBGZ. He also describes growing up in Alton, going to SIUE as a mass communications major, national conservative radio stations, and the history of WBGZ. June 12, 2018 September 12, 2018