From the Morgue
Sharon Sanders

The Normal before the fire

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 12:00 AM


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  • Very impressive building. I hadn't seen most of these photos.

    After it burned, Louis Houck (of railroad fame) was instrumental in keeping Normal here while other cities, particularly Farmington were trying to hijack it.

    -- Posted by Ken1 on Thu, Apr 26, 2012, at 8:56 PM
  • Thanks for the info! I never knew the story.

    -- Posted by jimb7641 on Wed, Sep 11, 2013, at 4:29 PM