They Left Their Mark In Oakford, 1872

Transcribed by Nancy Brown and Jeanie Lowe

Section    Page
Oakford Centennial Book Staff     1
Tim Lynn Homestead     2
Before the Recording of Time     3
When the White Man Came     3
Bobtown After Exodus to Oakford     4
Trailing Lincoln     5
Original Plat of Lincoln's Survey     6
Duff Armstrong     7
Rails Across the Prairie     10
Old Number 27 at Oakford     11
Shipping Pens     11
Village of Oakford     12
Whitley Boys     14
Our Men of Medicine     14
Dr. Jacob Allen Bolinger     15
Oakford Grain Business     15
Oscar Hubbard     15
Oakford First National Bank     16
Fish Fry Grounds     16
Oakford Stock Company     18
Oakford Post Office     19
Telephones Come to Oakford     19
Leveeing the Low Lands     20
Oakford Hall Company     20
Lyceum Course of yesterday     20
Menard County Farm Bureau     20
Pictorial History     20
Business District West of Tracks     22
Business District - East of Railroad     23
Kendal Building     24
Interior of Kendall Building     25
Pestel and Atterberry Store - 1893     26
Interior of M.O. Atterberry Store     26
Maltby Harness Shop - 1890's     27
Interior of Maltby Store     27
Oakford School - 1879 - 1900's     28
Uncle Sam Lounsberry     28
Fourth of July Celebration - 1892     29
Pleasy Thomas     29
Modern Woodman of America/Picnics     30
Plano Binder Parade     32
M.O. Atterberry Store     33
Porky Jim Thomas Saloon     33
Dedication of Wagon Bridge     34
Train Wreck on the CP & ST. L.     34
Ryal Armstrong farm 1913     34
Meeting the Trains     35
Coal Industry of Oakford     36
Kerosene Day     36
Winter on Main Street     36
Village Blacksmith Shop     37
Modern Woodman of America     38
Lake Run     39
Old Club House on the Sangamon     39
Atterberry Depot     40
Oakford Section Crew     40
Train Wreck at Pecan Run     41
Oakford Depot     41
Weaver's Ferry     42
Hollis Undertaking & Furniture Business     42
Ryal Neighbor Drill Team     42
Uncle Sammy Lounsberry     42
Lutes Brothers Store     43
The Bull Moose     43
Balloon Ascension     44
Grain Hauling Time     44
Bond Drive in 1918     44
View from Elevator in 1942     44
Happy Jack's Lunch Room     45
Aurands Restaurant     45
Oakford 1927     46
Weaver Hotel     46
Maltby Harness Shop     46
Early Carpenters of Oakford     47
No. 557     47
Old Timers at Depot     47
Oakford Old Timers    48
Loafing on Main Street    49
Orval Lounsberry, The Barber     49
Oakford 1956     50
Bobby Skaggs     51
Kendall Store     51
Burton Bros. Left Their Mark     53
Joe Dowell Left His Mark     53
D. F. Lee Left his Mark     53
Amanda J. Moore Left Her Mark     54
Robert Skaggs Left His Mark     54
Aunt Bettie Thomas Left her Mark     55
John Armstrong Left His Mark     55
Oliver J. Maltby Left His Mark     56
M. O. Atterberry Left His Mark     56
Dr. James C. Russell Left His Mark     57
James Weaver Left His Mark     57
WWI and WWII Soldiers     58/59
Threshing     61
Logging and Lumber Business     63
Oakford, Center of Quarter Horse Lore     65
Oakford Ball Players     68
Oakford - the Town of Sports     69
Bands     78
Margaret Skaggs     79
Bobtown School     80
Shipley School     80
Kirby School     80
Lynn School     80
William Watkins School     81
Kay Watkins School     81
Oakford School     81
New Hope Baptist Church     82
Oakford M.E. Church     82
German Church     83
Mt. Olive Baptist Church     83
Oakford Improvements/Later Years     84
Boeker's Museum     90
Do You Remember    
Interesting To Know    
Did You Know    
Remember When    
Map of Oakford 1920-1924     93


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