Great River Road, 2016

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Ralph Korte Oral History In this oral history interview, Ralph Korte, founder of Korte Construction in Highland, Illinois, discusses his life and business. Korte described growing up on a farm near Pierron, Illinois, and his early years of school. He describes life on the farm during the Great Depression and World War II. Korte then discusses his time in the Army during the Korean War and attending night school at SIUE. Next Korte describes the founding of Korte Construction and its early years of growth in Highland and throughout the Metro East. October 22, 2018 December 19, 2018
1949 Photograph Standard Employees Help Bunker Hill Family Rebuild This is a black and white photograph of group of Standard Oil employees volunteering to rebuild a Bunker Hill, Illinois family's home. 1949 November 13, 2018