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Bull shark caught in Alton, IL in 1937.

Mississippi River, Alton, Illinois

Bull Shark

Al Capone's Chicago Home - 1923-1947 - 7244 S. Prairie, Chicago (Photo Courtesy of Chicago History Museum - CHS DN -91356)

Wedding day photograph of Abraham and Mary taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement. Their love had endured.

The Great River Road on the Mississippi River, Alton, Illinois

The Piasa Caves - Alton, Illinois


Haunted Alton IL

Indian chiefs who counciled with General Miles and ended the Indian War -- 1. Standing Bull, 2. Bear Who Looks Back Running [Stands and Looks Back], 3. Has the Big White Horse, 4. White Tail, 5. Liver [Living] Bear, 6. Little Thunder, 7. Bull Dog, 8. High Hawk, 9. Lame, 10. Eagle Pipe. Created in 1891 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer. Group portrait of Lakota chiefs, five standing and five sitting with tipi in background--probably on or near Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Alton IL history | Madison County ILGenWeb - Alton Penitentiary/Civil War Prison

Two women showing uncovered legs in the public place for the first time. Toronto, 1937 (via #spinpicks)

Chicago Illinois 1920's traffic on a bridge.

Old Alton Illinois | Glass workers, Shop No. 6, Illinois Glass Company, Alton, IL, May 1910

alton illinois map | Alton postcard post card - Third Street, Alton, IL

El tracks on Wabash, Chicago 1907

"Old Al Capone Gangster Head Quarters," 2220 S. Dearborn Avenue, Chicago, 1944.

Snowy day at the Grafton, Illinois lighthouse. Along the Mississippi river.

alton illinois map | Alton Illinois 1867

1907 LOOE Fishermen Cornwall Postcard | looks like my great great grandfather Henry Rostock

The oldest door in Britain in Westminster Abbey -A 900-year-old door was put in place in the 1050s, during the reign of the Abbey's founder, Edward the Confessor. It makes it the only surviving Anglo Saxon door in Britain. The door, which measures 6.5ft by 4ft, was made from one tree which probably grew between AD 924 and 1030. Simon Thurley, of English Heritage, said: "It is incredible to think that when the door was made the Norman Conquest had not yet happened and