The Past in Pictures Toluca, IL

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Railroad and Mining Photos

Village Photos

School Photos

Railroad  and Mining Photos


Toluca Train Station and the "Doodlebug" - early 1950's

(courtesy Edith Tucker)



First Depot Old Town

(courtesy John Focci)


Santa Fe Crane and TM&N Boxcar

(Courtesy John Focci


Santa Fe Train getting Water

(courtesy John Focci)



Guage Train Wreck

(Courtesy John Focci)



Laying Tracks for Railroad

(Courtesy John Focci)



Digging Pond for Santa Fe Railroad

(courtesy John Focci)


Driving Piling for Railroad
(Courtesy John Focci)


Santa Fe and the Toluca  Jumbo

Donated by Dawn Coen



Early Train Crew

Donated by John Focci

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Dam and Pond

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Train Crew

Contributed by John Focci

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Boiler House for the Toluca Coal Co.

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Train Boiler Explosion
Contributed by John Focci

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Pond and Railroad Yards

Contributed by John Focci

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View of Shaft #1.

(Contributed by Patty O'Beirne)


Train Crew TM&N Railroad

Courtesy John Focci

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Looking at No. 1
Contributed by John Focci

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Shaft #1, Devlin Coal Co.
Contributed by John Focci

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No. 1 Mine Tipple
Contributed by John Focci


 Toluca Train Wreck 1908
- Courtesy Ken Miller


Toluca Train Wreck 1908

Courtesy John Focci


Toluca Train Wreck
- 1908

Courtesy Pete Mastalio

Village Photos

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1916 Catholic Church

Contributed by Patty O'Beirne


Antioch Chistian Church

Donated by Bob Cassidy


Antioch Christian Church
(courtesy Jean Bastion)


Methodist Church and Parsonage

Donated by Bob Cassidy

Businesses


Durham Candy Store
and Barber Shop
(Courtesy Mary Egleton


Club Saloon
(Courtesy Julie Bayless


Toluca Print Shop-
Early 1900's

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Durham Barber Shop
(Contributed by Patty O'Beirne)

Views of Toluca


Main Street Toluca
Early 1920s
(courtesy Jean Bastion)


Main Street looking North - early 1900's

(courtesy Minnie Gerth Kirwan and Nancy Kirwan)


Santa Fe Ave. - 1917

(Courtesy Patty O'Beirne)


Toluca From Mine
Shaft #1 - Early 1900's
(
Courtesy Patty O'Beirne)


Studebaker Garage
(Courtesy Julie Bayless)


Toluca View from the Mine

Donated by Bob Cassidy

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1911 View of Toluca

(contributed by John Focci)

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View of Toluca from Mine 1
(contributed by John Focci)


Early Fire Department and Bank - West Santa Fe
(Courtesy Jean Bastion)

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View of Toluca Early 1900s
(contributed by John Focci)



Milk Delivery  - Early 1900's


Skating on the Pond

(courtesy John Focci)
 



Dressing Up - Early 1900's

(Courtesy Mary Egleton)


Residence of W. W. Twist

Donated by Bob Cassidy

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New Car

(Contributed by Patty O'Beirne)

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Hat Ladies

(Contributed by Patty O'Beirne)

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Quilters

(Contributed by Patty O'Beirne)

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Picnic

(Contributed by Patty O'Beirne)

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Squished

(Contributed by Patty O'Beirne)

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Horse Play

(Contributed by Patty O'Beirne)

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Mona's Italian Restaurant 1950's
Contributed by Julie Bayless

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WWI Photo of Toluca

Contributed by Nancy Kirwan

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West Santa Fe Avenue
Donated by Bob Cassidy

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Toluca Telegraph Office

(Contributed by Patty O'Beirne)

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1933 Baseball Team
Contributed by Bob Cassidy

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1932 Basketball Team

Contributed by Bob Cassidy

School Photos


Graduating Class
of 1909


Unknown School -

Contributed by Rick Elgin


St. Ann's School

(Courtesy Jean Bastion)

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St. Anns Grade School,
8th Grade Class of 1921

Contributed by Bob Cassidy

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