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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|
|1940s Budget Bank Toy Made by Marx Toys||This budget bank was manufactured by Marx Toys and has an image of the United States Capitol Building. It was likely sold in the 1940s as a toy for children to save money.
This budget bank was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Nick Walker.
|Circa 1940s||May 21, 2019|
|Circa 1978 Old Spice Shaving Kit||This shaving kit was manufactured by the Shulton Company circa 1978, with the Old Spice brand name. The company branded their products with colonial sailing ships, this kit in particular is marked with the ship Recovery. The brush was made with boar bristle. This shaving kit was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Drake Walker.||Circa 1978||May 21, 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.
|1992||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|
|1958 Alton Evening Telegraph Clipping of Five Generations of the Thorpe Family||This Alton Evening Telegraph Clipping from April 14, 1958 features the 15 ancestors of Steven Thorpe and Susan Denise Thorpe who attended Steven's christening at St. Paul's Evangelical Church in Edwardsville on Sunday, April 13, 1958. Also included is the original photograph printed in the Telegraph. In the front row of the photograph are Stephen and Susan's parents, Roblee and Charlene Thorpe of Marine.
Also in the photo are Roblee's parents: Orville Thorpe and Bernice Bauer Thorpe of Poag, Edwardsville, Orville's parents Charles Thorpe and Mary Gloss Thorpe of Edwardsville, and Bernice's parents Fred Bauer and Mary Hlad Bauer of Edwardsville. On Charlene's side are her parents: Walter and Edith Ringering of Poag, Edwardsville, Walter's parents Barney H. Ringering and Margaret Klenke Ringering of Edwardsville, Margaret's mother Lena Klenke of Edwardsville, Edith's parents Emil and Clara Hessel of Marine, and Clara's parents John O'Neil and Emma Levicy Grange O'Neil of South Roxana.
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 Susan's grandaughter, Kimberly Seeley.
|April 13, 1958||May 21, 2019|
|Burnett Company Glass Medicine Bottle||This glass bottle was made by the Joseph Burnett Company, a flavor extract company based in Boston. Listed on the bottle is "cocoaine," which was likely the company's "Cocoaine for the Hair" product.
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 Aaliyah Robinson.
|Circa 1890s||May 21, 2019|
|11 Future Farmers of America Pin Awards Given to Edwardsville Resident Kenneth Linkeman in the early 1960s||These 11 Future Farmers of America pins were awarded to Edwardsville resident Kenneth Linkeman, who was the president of the Edwardsville chapter of the Illinois FFA. There is one pin for public speaking, one for soybeans, one for Chapter Star Farmer, three for small grains, and five that just have the FFA emblem.
These pins were scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. They were brought to class by Kenneth Linkeman's grandson, Keaton Linkeman.
|Circa 1960s||May 21, 2019|
|1964 Application for Edwardsville Resident Kenneth Linkeman to Receive State Farmer Degree from the Illinois Assocation of the Future Farmers of America||Edwardsville resident Kenneth Linkeman submitted this application in 1964 to receive a State Farmer Degree from the Illinois Association of the Future Farmers of America. At the time of the application, Linkeman was a 17-year-old senior at Edwardsville High School who rented 40 acres of farm land. Prior to the application, he had cultivated corn, soybeans, and wheat, and had attempted to raise pigs though was unsuccessful. Linkeman was the president of the Edwardsville FFA chapter, which had 44 members. The application includes various details about Linkeman's farm, the Edwardsville FFA chapter, and his high school transcript.
This application was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Kenneth Linkeman's grandson, Keaton Linkeman.
|1964||May 21, 2019|
|1962 History of Midway in the Madison County Sesquicentennial||This is a clipping from the September 4, 1962 Madison County sesquicentennial joint publication of the Alton Evening Telegrpah, the Granite City Press-Record, and the Edwardsville Intelligencer. The clipping includes the article "Midway Was Named for Its Locale" by Mrs. Lloyd Frillman about the history of the unincorporated community of Midway north of Edwardsville. It includes histories of the community's churches, schools, and Midway Service Station. Also in this clipping are portions of articles about the histories of Alton, Pleasant Ridge, Shurtleff College, and Granite City.
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 Rita Kassing.
|September 4, 1962||May 21, 2019|