Did You Know---|
Did you know---
Will Davis operated a bakery in the section now housing Boeker's Museum?
There was a gravel company on the Sangamon River north of here operated by the Oakford Co?
Dave Lee and Luther Lynn had livery stables here?
Jed Casteel operated a blacksmith and wood
working shop in the block were Stroh's Oil Station
John Armstrong built the lumber company as
we know it now for an implement building?
Sam Allen, a man about town who didn't catch on
to things quickly, furnished quite a bit of entertainment for
the roomers at Dave and Ellen Lee's boarding house by
singing into the newly installed telephone. Allen thought he
was singing to an unseen audience of 150; however, the phone
wasn't yet connected.
Boys walked down the railroad track to the trestle
with their slingshots. Their targets? Those tempting
telephone pole insulators, of course.
There was a town pump and well in the center of town.
In 1907, Mrs.J.A.Moore of Oakford had
continuously attended Sunday School for 70 years?
A home caught on fire the church bell sounded
the alarm and the bucket brigade operated from the
large water tank in the elevator area?