Macoupin County IL - Plainview Town View, Post Office & Confectionary, General Store and Depot
©2012 Cheryl Ratz Gross, Jim Frank

Hilyard Township
Macoupin County IL

View of Town
Post Office and Keet Wadsworth Confectionary
F. R. Shanner General Merchandise Store
circa 1920's or 1930's

Pictures courtesy Cheryl Ratz Gross and Jim Frank
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all rights reserved.Cheryl Ratz Gross

all rights reserved.Cheryl Ratz Gross
Cheryl writes, "That may be my uncle Edward John Ratz, Jr., standing in front of the store?"

all rights reserved.Cheryl Ratz Gross

all rights reserved. Jim Frank

Jim wrote, "The freight room was on this end and the lobby and telegraph office was on the other end.  Too bad the picture isn't a lot clearer and could see who the man is sitting in the shade.  The sign sticking out above him had Plainview painted on it.  I think this picture must have been on a post card since Plainview, Illinois is printed on the picture.  Also the v in Plainview is capitalized.  A local person wouldn't have spelled it that way.  If those are milk cans sitting by the freight door, the picture would have been taken before 1930."

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