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    • American Barracks and Headquarters

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- United States; World War, 1939 1945-Hampshire (Ill.); World War, 1939-1945 --Prisoners and prisons; World War 2; German prisoners of war -- POWs -- Hampshire (IL); Military Barracks; Military Headquarters -- HQ; Keyes Avenue...
    • One of the two known pictures of the Hampshire prisoner of war camp during World War II….It was in operation from 1943-45…It stood on the far east end of Keyes Ave across from Walter Olson's house. The prisoners harvested peas and corn in the area...
    • Ariel View of Town-Southeast

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1896; Business districts, Central; Views -- Ariel, South-East -- Hampshire (IL)
    • 1 The train depot is in the foregrown backed by the commercial house hotel which was torn down in the 1920s to make room for the gas station. Behind that is the livery barn which later became the video store. The livery barn was also used by...
    • Ariel View of Town-Southwest

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1896; Business districts, Central; Views -- Ariel, South-West -- Hampshire (IL)
    • Transcription: View from the top of the mill, Picture 1896, In the foreground:, Commercial Hotel , Harrison Reams Livery Barn, Wm. Shatters Blacksmith Shop, ,
    • Armistice Day School...

    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Armistices; Parades; World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace; A.E.F. -- AEF -- American Expeditionary Force; Hampshire (IL) -- 1918; Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (Ill.). Commercial Hotel; School -- United States --...
    • Armistice Day parade, celebrating signing of Armistice Nov. 11, 1918, grade and high school pupils on the march to Village Hall on left; businesses were destroyed by fire in 1929, and rebuilt between 1929 and 1931. Two buildings to the far left is...
    • Borden's Milk Factory

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1907; Factories; Farming -- Dairy; Milk -- Pasteurization -- United States
    • This is a photo of the original Borden's Milk Factory in town. Eventually the Borden company bought the local milk co-op as well. For some time this led to a great deal of confusion, as deliveries and pick-ups were confused between Borden Plant...
    • Borden's Milk Factory

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1951; Factories; Farming -- Dairy; Milk -- Pasteurization -- United States
    • The original Borden Milk Factory. Originally teams of horses had to pull all of the milk up a very steep incline at the back of the plant so that it could go through the equipment efficiently. Eventually this was changed, much to all of the...
    • Boy's Basketball Team

    • Hampshire Historical Society -- Hampshire (IL); School Sports -- Basketball; School Sports -- Boys; Family History -- Blazier; Family History -- Bean;
    • Picture: Upstairs in Village Hall. Boys Basketball Team Hampshire High School, 1904. Pictured left to right: Clyde Waidman, Edward Mackaben, Earl Bean, Webster Blazier, Charles Johnson, and Judd Morgan.
    • Bridge over Coon Creek

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1910; Road and Track
    • This bridge was the one that spanned Coon Creek on Walker Rd. between Route 72 and Allen Roads. It used to flood frequently. Transcription: Bridge over Coon Creek near Hampshire IL 1910
    • Burlington Cornet Band Wedding

    • Hampshire Historical Society -- Hampshire (IL); Music -- Cornet Band -- Burlington; Photograph -- Portrait; Music -- Instrument -- Brass -- Trombone; Music -- Instrument -- Brass -- French Horn; Music -- Instrument -- Brass -- Bugle; Music --...
    • Burlington Cornet Band and wedding couple. Although this photograph shows the Burlington Cornet Band with Brass instruments and drums, it was quite fashionable for a while to have ukelele bands.
    • Canning Factory

    • Canned vegetables industry; Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (Ill.) -- 1920; Factories; Railroad; Warner Lock Company;
    • This picture is looking north east across the railroad tracks. Originally this building was built for the Warner Lock Company which never went into production. From this angle you can see where the giant clock was supposed to be placed in the...
    • Canning Factory

    • Canned vegetables industry; Energy production -- History; Factories; Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Manufacturing industries; Corn; Peas; Beans; Water Tower; Churches -- St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church;
    • Exterior of the canning factory. Catholic church on the left, white building to the right is the Borden Milk Plant.
    • Carolyn 14 Years Old

    • Family History -- McDonald; Plato Township -- Photographs; Hay as Feed; Family Farms -- Farming; Farming -- Hay; Farming -- Harvest; Farm Equipment -- Tractor -- John Deere Model A; Farm Equipment -- Tractor -- Electric Start
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    • Corn Harvest

    • Family History -- McDonald; McDonald Road -- Plato (IL); Family Farms -- Farming; Farming -- Grain; Farm Equipment -- Grain Elevator; Farm Equipment -- Wagon -- Box Wagon; Farm Equipment -- Silo;
    • Here cobbed corn is being dumped from a box wagon into an elevator so that it can be stored in a silo or corn crib.
    • Country's Delight Milk Co

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1957; Factories; Farming -- Dairy; Milk -- Pasteurization -- United States
    • Originally the Hampshire Milk Co., the plant was then leased for many years to Borden's (which caused much confusion). Eventually it was sold to Country's Delight Milk Company. Transcription: Country's Delight Milk Co. Summer 1957
    • Drug Store

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1885; Business districts, Central; Store; Drug Stores
    • This building is quite a ways off of the street. Eventually the buildings were lowered. Paris Green, one of the signs out front, was used as a sanitizer for orchards and chicken rosts but killed insidiously through aresenic of lead poising. ...
    • Dutch Mill

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1910; Business districts, Central; Windmills -- History -- Grain milling
    • An early settler built this mill originally with the sail attachments common to dutch windmills of the period. However, after a pair of years it was discovered that Hampshire was not situated in a particularly consistent wind-zone. The sails were...
    • East Side of State St. After the Fire

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1920; Road and Track; Business districts, Central;
    • A team pulls a springed milk wagon around the corner with a Model T Ford in the background. The notation for this photograph says that it is after the 1920 fire, there is some debate about whether there was a fire in 1920. The gas station which...
    • First Schoolhouse

    • Hampshire (IL) -- 1936; Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Log cabins; Log cabins-- History -- 19th century; Public spaces -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Park; School -- United States -- History;
    • The origins of this photo are uncertain; however, this copy came out of the collection of Dale Melms. His father bought the Higgins farm in the 1930's and later donated this, the first schoolhouse in the Hampshire area, to the park district. As a...
    • Hampshire Business District

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1895; Business districts, Central;
    • The Chapman and Janicki Store (the nearest store in the bottom left corner) was later torn down and became the Fenzel showroom Transcription: Hampshire Business District
    • Hampshire Cornet Band

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1910; Hampshire (IL) -- Cornet Band; Hampshire (Kane County, Il.) -- Social Life and customs
    • cornet band camed into popularity around the turn of the century. Many people acquired similar instruments and became a neighborhood band or a band funded by an employer. In the later part of this century, everyone joined leagues, band athletic...
    • Hampshire Cornet Band

    • Hampshire Historical Society -- Hampshire (IL); Hampshire (Ill.) -- Cornet Band; Music -- Cornet Band -- Hampshire; Photograph -- Portrait; Music -- Instrument -- Brass -- Trombone; Music -- Instrument -- Brass -- French Horn; Music -- Instrument...
    • Hampshire Cornet Band-Bands were immensely popular in this area with most towns locally having a band that would play at weddings and formal occasions.
    • Hampshire High School Class of 1939

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1939; Hampshire High School (Hampshire, IL). -- Graduates, high school
    • Roscoe Smith was the principal of the school for many years. Mr carl lewis headed the Ag. Dept forever. Fitzsimmons loved to play cards and later married Arlow Japp, Lavelle Morning's father ran the hardware store. Wilma Reborn was a Sunday school...

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