1860 photo taken 4 days after Mr.
Lincoln visited Lincoln, Illinois, for the last time. Info at 3 below.
His town does too.
Link to Lincoln:
Lincoln & Logan County Development Partnership
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission of Lincoln, IL
Abraham Lincoln and the Historic Postville
including a William Maxwell connection to the Postville Courthouse
About Henry Ford and the Postville Courthouse,
the Story of the Postville Courthouse Replica,
Tantivy, & the Postville Park
Neighborhood in the
Route 66 Era
The Rise of Abraham Lincoln and His History and
Heritage in His First Namesake Town,
also the founding of Lincoln College, the plot to steal Lincoln's
body, and memories of Lincoln College and the Rustic Tavern-Inn
Introduction to the Social & Economic History of
including poetry by William Childress & commentary by Federal Judge
Bob Goebel & Illinois Appellate Court Judge Jim Knecht
"Social Consciousness in William Maxwell's
Writings Based on Lincoln, Illinois" (an article published in the
Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, winter 2005-06)
Peeking Behind the Wizard's Screen: William
Maxwell's Literary Art as Revealed by a Study of the Black Characters in
Billie Dyer and Other Stories
Introduction to the Railroad & Route 66 Heritage
of Lincoln, Illinois
The Living Railroad Heritage of Lincoln, Illinois:
on Track as a Symbol of the "Usable Past"
Route 66 Overview Map of Lincoln with 42 Sites,
Descriptions, & Photos
The Hensons of Business Route 66
The Wilsons of Business
Route 66, including the Wilson Grocery & Shell
Route 66 Map & Photos Showing Lincoln Memorial
(former Chautauqua site),
the Historic Cemeteries, & Nearby Sites
Route 66 Map & Photos Showing Salt Creek &
the highway bridges, GM&O bridge, Madigan State Park, the old dam (with
photos & Leigh's memoir of "shooting the rapids" over the old dam), &
the Ernie Edwards' Pig-Hip Restaurant Museum in Broadwell
The Historic Logan County Courthouse, Past &
Route 66 Map with 51 Sites in the Business &
Courthouse Square Historic District,
including locations of historical markers
(on the National Register of Historic Places)
Vintage Scenes of the Business & Courthouse Square
The Foley House: A
Monument to Civic Leadership
(on the National Register of
the Route 66 Era
Arts & Entertainment Heritage,
the Lincoln Theatre Roy Rogers' Riders Club of the
Cars, Trucks & Gas Stations of the Route 66 Era
Churches, including the hometown
churches of Author William Maxwell & Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr
Factories, Past and Present
Food Stores of
the Route 66 Era
Hospitals, Past and Present
Hotels & Restaurants of the Railroad & Route 66
Lincoln Developmental Center
(Lincoln State School & Colony in
the Route 66 era), plus
debunking the myth of
Lincoln, Illinois, choosing the Asylum over the University of Illinois
Mining Coal, Limestone, & Sand & Gravel; Lincoln Lakes; & Utilities
Museums & Parks, including the Lincoln College
Museum and its Abraham Lincoln Collection, plus the Heritage-in-Flight
News Media in the Route 66 Era
The Odd Fellows' Children's Home
Memories of the 1900 Lincoln Community High School,
including Fred Blanford's dramatic account of the lost marble
fountain of youth
A Tribute to the Historians and Advocates of
Watering Holes of the Route 66 Era
The Historic 1953 Centennial Celebration of
The Festive 2003 Sesqui-centennial Celebration of
Lincoln, Illinois, including photos of LCHS Class of 1960
dignitaries & the Blanfords
Why Did the State Police Raid Lincoln, Illinois,
on October 11, 1950?
The Gambling Raids in Lincoln and Logan County,
During the Late Route 66 Era (1950-1960)
in this section tell about Leigh Henson's Lincoln years, moving away,
revisits, and career:
About Lincoln, Illinois;
This Web Site; & Me
A Tribute to Lincolnite Edward Darold
Henson: World War II U.S. Army Veteran of the Battles for Normandy and
the Hedgerows; Brittany and Brest; and the Ardennes (Battle of the
For Remembrance, Understanding, & Fun: Lincoln
Community High School Mid-20th-Century Alums' Internet Community
(a Web site and
email exchange devoted to collaborative memoir and the sharing of photos
related to Lincoln, Illinois)
Leigh Henson's Pilgrimage to Lincoln, Illinois, on
July 12, 2001
Review of Dr. Burkhardt's William Maxwell Biography
Leigh Henson's Review of Ernie Edwards' biography,
Pig-Hips on Route 66, by William Kaszynski
Leigh Henson's Review of Jan Schumacher's
Glimpses of Lincoln, Illinois
Teach Local Authors: Considering the Literature of
Web Site About
Leigh Henson's Professional Life
in this section are about the writing, memorabilia, and Web sites of
A Tribute to Bill and Phyllis Stigall:
Exemplary Faculty of Lincoln College at Mid-Twentieth Century
A Tribute to the Krotzes of Lincoln, Illinois
A Tribute to Robert Wilson (LCHS '46): Author of
Young in Illinois, Movies Editor of December Magazine,
Friend and Colleague of December Press Publisher Curt Johnson, and
Correspondent with William Maxwell
Brad Dye (LCHS '60): His Lincoln, Illinois, Web
including photos of many churches
Dave Armbrust's Memorabilia of Lincoln, Illinois
Fikuarts of Lincoln, Illinois, including their
connections to the William Maxwell family and three generations of
family fun at Lincoln Lakes
Jerry Gibson (LCHS '60): Lincoln, Illinois,
Memoirs & Other Stories
Dave Johnson (LCHS '56): His Web Site for the
Lincoln Community High School Class of 1956
Sportswriter David Kindred: Memoir of His
Grandmother Lena & Her West Side Tavern on Sangamon Street in the Route
Judge Jim Knecht
(LCHS '62): Memoir and Short Story, "Other People's Money," Set in
Hickey's Billiards on Chicago Street in the Route 66 Era
William A. "Bill" Krueger (LCHS '52): Information
for His Books About Murders in Lincoln
Norm Schroeder (LCHS '60): Short Stories
Stan Stringer Writes About His Family, Mark
Holland, and Lincoln, Illinois
Thomas Walsh: Anecdotes Relating to This Legendary
Attorney from Lincoln by Attorney Fred Blanford & Judge Jim Knecht
Leon Zeter (LCHS '53): His Web Site for the
Lincoln Community High School Class of 1953,
including announcements of LCHS class reunions
(Post yours there.)
Highway Sign of
The Route 66
Association of Illinois
State Historical Society
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April 24, 2004: Awarded "Best Web Site of the Year" by the Illinois State Historical
achievement: serves as a model for the profession and reaches a greater
Marquee Lights of the Lincoln Theater, est. 1922, Lincoln, Illinois
32. The Odd
Fellows' Children's Home
"The world . . . is not a nice place, and the innocent and the young
have to take their chances."
Time Will Darken It (1948), p. 74.
The Illinois Odd Fellows' Children's
Home greatly improved the chances for less-fortunate children to overcome
loss of family and to develop the qualities needed for personal and
vocational success as adults. For a full century, from 1893 to 2003,
this institution significantly contributed to this most humanitarian cause
and to the development and distinct character of Lincoln, Illinois.
To help clarify the
nature and purpose of the Odd Fellows' organization, I quote from the home
page of its Web site (address below in Sources Cited).
"In 17th century England,
it was odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those
in need and of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind. Those who
belonged to such an organization were called "Odd Fellows." Odd Fellows are also known as "The
Three Link Fraternity," which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded on the
North American Continent in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819, when Thomas Wildey and
four members of the Order from England instituted Washington Lodge No. 1.
This lodge received its charter from Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows in
Odd Fellowship became the 1st national fraternity to
include both men and women when it adopted the beautiful Rebekah Degree on
September 20, 1851. This degree is based on the teachings found in the Holy
Bible and was written by the Honorable Schuyler Colfax, who was Vice
President of the United States during the period 1868-1873. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs were also the first fraternal organization to establish homes
for our senior
members and for orphaned children."
32.1: IOOF Symbol of
Friendship, Love, and Truth (Adapted from IOOF Web Site)
also appears high on the front of the IOOF Building in Lincoln, Illinois, at
112 South McLean Street near the Edward R. Madigan Post Office Building.
This IOOF Building "was dedicated in 1916.
Over the years, several different
businesses were located on the first floor, including Langellier Motor
Company  and the Courier [just before it relocated to its
present site in 1939]. Lodge rooms were on the third floor and
consisted of a lodge hall, kitchen, and dining room. The building was
sold. . . in 1977" (Gehlbach, back cover of Our Times, vol. 6, no. 2,
IOOF mission statement in verse:
something for somebody, somewhere,
While jogging along life's road,
Help somebody to carry his burden
And lighter will grow your load.
something for somebody, striving
To help where the way seems long
And the homeless hearts that languish
Cheer up with a little song."
From poem titled "Do Something" (anonymous) in 1913 IOOF brochure describing
the purpose of the IOOF, its Orphans' Home in Lincoln, and its Old Folks'
Home in Mattoon, Illinois.
Postcard Showing Wyatt Avenue in 1913,
Looking in the Direction of the IOOF Children's Home
32.3: Picture Postcard of the IOOF
Illinois Children's from the 1890s
32.4: Undated Picture Postcard of the
IOOF Illinois Children's Home First Building
Chronology of the
Illinois Odd Fellows' Children's Home in Lincoln, Illinois
September, 1889: The Daughters of Rebekah, the auxiliary of the
IOOF, obtained a charter from the State of Illinois to establish an
orphans' home ("Homeless Children and Orphans Find Haven at Lincoln Odd
Fellows' Home," Lincoln Evening Courier, centennial edition, section
three, August 26, 1953, p. 2).
· November, 1889: At the state IOOF convention,
Philanthropist George W. Chowning of Lincoln's Odd Fellows'
Lodge 204 and the City of Lincoln pledged 40 acres and $10,000 for the
home to be built in Lincoln (Shelbyville was also being considered)
("Homeless Children and Orphans Find Haven at Lincoln Odd Fellows' Home," p.
2). In addition to the preceding grants, "Lincoln also contributed
another $4,000 toward the purchase of land, while $8,000 was donated by R.B. Latham, P.P. Andrews, [D.H.] Harts [Sr.], and [Frank] Frorer, and
S.A. Foley (Gleason, Lincoln: A Pictorial History, p. 185).
With these funding sources "and the touching remarks of Mr. Chowning
together with the central location and railroad facilities, Lincoln was
chosen as the site for the home" (Courier, August, 26, 1953, p. 2).
· May 21, 1991: Cornerstone laid for administration building at
721 Wyatt Avenue on ground that was formerly a family cemetery.
Architect was F.M. Ellis of Oak Park.
· August 19, 1892: First building dedicated with an estimated
17,000 in attendance (Courier, 8-26-53, section 3, p. 2).
Cost of building was $25,000 (1913 IOOF brochure).
32.5: Picture Postcard Showing Main Building and Fountain
· January, 1893: Home opened, and 63 children were admitted the
first year (Beaver, p. 79).
· 1892--1928: Eight more buildings added (Courier, 8-26-53,
section 3, p. 2). Gym constructed in 1925 (Gehlbach, "Home, Sweet Home,"
p. 2). "In front of the buildings was an enormous lawn with shade
trees, huge flowerbeds, a circle fountain, and a wide brick walk that the
boys kept weed-free by crawling on their stomachs and gouging out every
weed or blade of grass with a rusty spike nail" (Gehlbach, p. 2).
A 1913 IOOF brochure estimated the value of the buildings at $200,000.
· 1923: Former residents create the Sons and Daughters of the
Illinois Odd Fellows' Children's Home and annually reunite during a homecoming on Labor
Day weekend. This organization has contributed equipment and
thousands of dollars to constructing and furnishing the Home and to other
IOOF causes and facilities (Beaver, p.
· 1944: Home opens to children of non-members of the IOOF "whose
families, orders, or the courts pay $25 a month" (Gehlbach, p. 3).
· 1947: Name officially changed from Odd Fellows' Orphans' Home to Odd
Fellows' Children's Home to reflect the informal change long in common
usage (Gehlbach, p. 3).
· 1950: Children entered public schools and churches according to
family preferences (Courier, 8-26-53, section 3, p. 2).
· 1967: "A ranch-style home accommodating 48 children is
dedicated. Razing of older buildings continues" (Gehlbach, p. 3).
· 1977: Day care service begins with a fully licensed staff
providing service to Lincoln-area families (Beaver, p. 79).
· 1993: "The Home surrenders its license for residential care to
the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Since 1893,
1,670 children have lived there" (Gehlbach, p. 3).
· 2000: The day care center closes on June 30th. Only the
gymnasium, the superintendent's cottage, and two garages remain.
Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation runs a day care center
in the main building; the YMCA rents the gym" in 2001 (Gehlbach, p. 3).
Nancy Gehlbach's "Home,
Sweet Home" (Our Times volume 6, issue 4, winter, 2001) presents
complete history of the Illinois IOOF Children's Home in Lincoln.
She describes a well-run operation with conscientious administrators,
teachers, and other employees.
Mrs. Gehlbach's work in this issue
presents a full portrait of life in the Home, based on interviews with
former residents and employees. She divides her history according to
the times of the administrators, following the first superintendent, Mrs.
Lizzie L. Morrison. The subsequent periods and administrators are as
follows: 1906-1926, Dr. and Mrs. J.A. Lucas; 1926-1940,
Superintendent Roy Johnson and his wife, Matron Icie Johnson; 1967--1994,
Robert and Darlene Wick.
Two themes emerge from
Nancy Gehlbach's history: (1) the children who lived in the Home were
well cared for, educated in and out of the classroom and on field trips,
taught discipline and responsibility, and given various opportunities for
recreation; and (2) many townspeople contributed as employees, volunteers,
or otherwise expressed friendship toward the children. Helpful
townspeople included the legendary Band Director H.O. Merry (p. 5) and such
other teachers as John and Paul Beaver and Bobbie Connolley (p. 9).
No summary of Nancy
Gehlbach's history can convey her interesting and informative material,
including the many anecdotes. Here, I offer just one such anecdote:
"One night Bob Johnson and Russell Krager snuck out to Lincoln Lakes and
took a lifeboat out. They were found by the night watchman, who had a
bright flashlight and, says Bob, 'the biggest dog I ever saw in my life.'
The watchman let the boys stay all night and took them back on the steam
engine in the morning. When he asked Bob his name, he said, "Bob,"
"Bob White'" (p. 6).
That night watchman and
his best friend were less friendly to trespassing town guys when he caught them camping on
32.6: 1909 Panoramic View of the IOOF Orphans' Home
32.7: Undated Aerial View of IOOF Children's Home
photo looks south. Buildings of the Home are arranged on the outer
edge of the circular drive. The gym is the building at the right with
arched roof. The double-lane
street at the base of the circle is Wyatt Avenue, one of the main streets in
the original layout of Lincoln dating to 1853. This photo appears in
Beaver, History of Logan County 1982, p. 80.
32.8: Dining Room of IOOF Orphans' Home
Gehlbach, p. 1, originally published in Our Homes, c. 1911.)
32.9: 1967 Building in Front of
Site of Original 1893 Building
(Picture postcard from the Internet)
In 1913, the Home
consisted of seven buildings that provided for administration, worship,
education, and living quarters (IOOF brochure of 1913). "The Home
covers 158 acres of land, 120 acres of which is farmed to produce grain to feed
cattle, hogs, and chickens, for Home use and market" (Courier,
According to Gehlbach's
"Home, Sweet Home," The boys ate their meals in the dining hall in the
domestic science building with all the other children. When they heard
the a ringing of the cowbell outside the door, they went inside, cleaned up,
stood by for inspection hands, and then lined up to go into the dining room
and find their assigned tables. After the children sang grace, a
little bell was tapped, and everyone sat down.
There were 18 tables,
usually eight to a table and each one with an older boy or girl in charge.
There was a birthday table, too. Unlike earlier years, children could
talk to others at their table, but not from one table to another. . . ."
"The children ate lots of navy beans, corn bread, porridge, peanut butter,
stew, chicken and eggs from the Home's farm -- run first by Raymond Dobbs and
later by Ed Wilmert -- and a mixture of ground beef and vegetables called slum gullion. A favorite breakfast was cocoa and toast.
"There was plenty of
fresh produce from the garden -- presided over by a dignified Englishman named
John Wakenshaw -- and plenty of milk from the farm's Holstein cows.
There were raspberries, too, picked by the children themselves" (Gehlbach,
32.10: Domestic Training
(Photo from IOOF 1913 brochure)
(Photo from IOOF 1913
"We maintain a modern
manual training school for our boys and a domestic science school for our
girls, in addition to the eight grades of the common school. While
many of the children in our Home have come from parents who have suffered
and died from tuberculosis and are therefore in a low state of physical
development, our system of life at the Home, with its wholesome and
nourishing food, its fresh air and pleasant surroundings, has made a
wonderful record for turning out physically and mentally perfect young men
and women" (1913 IOOF brochure).
32.12: IOOF Orphans' Home Co-ed Band
(Photo from IOOF 1913 brochure)
32.13: Band from IOOF Orphans Home--Lincoln, Illinois, at the Abraham Lincoln Home in
Springfield, Illinois, in 1923
(Photo of a photo -- causing glare -- from IOOF Web site, address below in Sources Cited; photo in the IOOF museum that
was housed in the Home on Wyatt Avenue, Lincoln, Illinois)
activities included basketball in the gym, baseball, and music, including
the Home's band. "Home, Sweet Home" contains a photo of the band in
front of the Home's bus in 1936. The caption notes that during the
Johnson years the band consisted only of males. The above photos,
however, show that females were in the band in 1913 and 1923.
"Professor H.O. Merry was
the director of the band, in a day when kids' bands were still something of
a novelty. The band played at lodges across the state, often heading
up parades in the little towns they visited. They played at the Old
Folks' Home in Mattoon and went with the home kids on the interurban to the
Odd Fellows picnic in Bloomington.
"Professor Merry was also
the high school band director, and many of the Home kids played in that
band" (Gehlbach, p. 5).
|Memoir of the IOOF
Townie Remembers the IOOF Home
I was one of the countless hometown kids who
benefited from the recreational facilities of the IOOF Children's Home.
In pre-teen years, I played in
the "Pony League" baseball program. Games were often held on the
Home's baseball field. It was well maintained and had dugouts and an
outfield fence with advertisements of local businesses. Playing there
seemed like being in the majors. Unfortunately my most vivid memory
was being struck out by bubblegum-popping neighbor Leonard Newton, whose
fast ball froze me in terror. I rationalized that his superior
strength resulted from his being a few years older.
During my freshman year
in high school, I was on the B squad of the freshman basketball team.
Practices were held in the IOOF gym, and Duane Woltzen was the coach.
I recall that for a while he liked to join us during scrimmages.
That strategy, however,
was modified. It seems during one scrimmage he became impatient for
some reason or other, and play heated up. The result was that a couple
of my larger teammates sort of conspired to be physical with him under the
boards. That lit his infamous short fuse. Coach then sidelined
himself in subsequent scrimmages. Leigh Henson
Dave Marrs Remembers Life at
the IOOF Home
Leigh... Fred [Blanford] has asked me to come up with some experiences of my
12 years of living under the auspices of the Odd Fellows Orphan's Home,
which existed there off Wyatt Avenue in Lincoln for a good many years...
needless to say, us "Formers" as we were called who lived there over those
years are regretful for it's no longer being a viable institution... but, as
the saying goes: "Time Marches On". As for me personally, I am humbly
grateful that it did exist for me for a short time (now I say that)... I
really do not think that I would have amounted to a "hill of beans" had it
not been for the "education" I received from the good people who led
us on thru life as we grew up... I wish now I could have an opportunity to
give thanks to each and every one of them... as the old song goes "too late,
too late to say you're sorry"... but perhaps some of them might just be
looking down on us from their positions in God's Heaven... if so, I do beg
your forgiveness for the neglect and hope to see you again one day...
It was on my 5th birthday
(Feb. 3, 1927) that my mother passed away... sometime later, Dad who was an
itinerant farm laborer, had to do something with the 7 kids whom he could
not care for all by himself... on June 4th, 1927, three of the youngest four
were committed to this Orphanage and the next year the youngest one came
there, too.... we were all placed in the boys building, aptly called the
Main Building, being built first and containing the Superintendent's
offices... At that time he was Roy Johnson and wife... this building had 4
floors and a basement. ... it also had a slate roof.. I remember this as I
was out on it more than once, although it was strictly against the rules...
wasn't meant to be tromped around on, but boys will be boys, I guess.
I recall the basement
too, as there was where the band did their practicing under a nice old
geezer named Herbert O. Merry... yes, this band was named the Home Band
(wonder why?) and a home boy was always designated as a leader... and as far
as I know he always played a trumpet (or cornet)... I honestly can't say
whether our oldest brother at the home, Omer was his name, made it to be
leader or not, but he did play a trumpet so he probably did, but I do know
that Claude (next in line) did and was leader until he graduated from grade
school, and then I came up next and was leader until I graduated also...
don't know if Dale, the younger made the position or not (he did not play a
trumpet, but his was a baritone, later a bass horn, I believe)... sometimes
information one should treasure in his memories manages to fade away, not
that it is unimportant, but because of ones failure to grasp it as
important... know what I mean?.... and also, remember that I now was on my
way to a fuller life out there somewhere...
Speaking of the band...
we always had a rather good one, to my thinking.. and you can blame that
onto the old professor who taught us... he was a friend to us all, but a
strict believer in doing ones best in each situation... he never accompanied
us on our "band trips" which we did each summer after school was out... I am
sure there are a lot of the towns in Illinois where we did not perform, but
probably each town we did give concerts in very likely had a Odd Fellows
chapter also... not sure of this as at that time, who cared anyway or even
gave it a consideration? We were, after all just kids out for a good time...
we had uniforms and our own bus and our driver, named William Vehrs, was in
charge of us. Oh, before I forget, Mr. Johnson would travel with us the
greater part of those times and would give speeches before each concert..
and or course he was the #1 caretaker of us all... After concert time was
over,we stayed in peoples homes over night and they fed us before leaving
again for the next destination.
Incidentally, Mr. Vehrs
much later became superintendent of the Home... this was after I had been
released out on my own... I do know he was also a wonderful man... most
often during these band trips we would stay out at least 2 weeks at a
time... a most enjoyable time... and in several of the towns we would have
baseball games during the days when no concert was to be done...and these
were usually in the evening time, anyway, which would allow the people to
attend who spent the daytime at their job...
It has been mentioned in
other communications about the interurban lines in the city, and I must now
admit that I am not at all familiar with this topic, as we had no occasion
to travel away on it, except... just a minute here... now I think on it, we
did, too, do that... in my early days at the home, long before our band had
the bus, we did too travel one day each summer on it to Bloomington... I had
almost completely forgotten this... one day each summer we had a picnic at
some park in Bloomington... as we loaded onto the train, we were each handed
a "box lunch" to guard while we traveled... don't really remember whether we
ate it on the trip traveling or saved it for the picnic... seems like we ate
it while traveling and had a picnic lunch later in the day after getting
there... do remember it was a day we looked forward to each summer, though,
as it occasioned us a get away from the usual... this was long before the
band days... long before... how time flies.........
enough for this time........ more later, if I can
of 6-09, Dave is on Facebook.
Beaver, Paul J. History of Logan County
Illinois, 1982. The Logan County Heritage Foundation. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1982.
Gehlbach, Nancy Lawrence. "Home, Sweet Home."
Our Times volume 6, number 4, winter, 200l. Sam Redding, Publisher. Prairie Years Press. 121
N. Kickapoo Street. Lincoln, IL 62656
Gleason, Paul E. Lincoln, Illinois: A Pictorial History.
St. Louis, MO: G. Bradley Publishing, 1998. Material from Mr. Gleason's books is copyrighted with all rights
Gleason's material used in this Web site is with permission from the G. Bradley Publishing Company, 461 Des
Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131. Call 1-800-966-5120 to inquire about purchasing Lincoln, Illinois:
A Pictorial History (1998) (200 pages of rare photos and text) or Logan County Pictorial History
(2000) (also 200 pages of rare photos and text). Visit
"Homeless Children and Orphans Find Haven at
Lincoln Odd Fellows Home." Lincoln Evening Courier, centennial edition, section 3, page 2,
August 26, 1953.
IOOF brochure, 1913. No title, no publisher,
and no place of publication.
IOOF Web site: http://www.ioof.org/.
When you get the password window, just keep canceling, and shortly the
homepage will appear anyway.
Maxwell, William. Time
Will Darken It. NY: Vintage Books, 1948. William Maxwell's works are available at
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