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Jacksonville Area Museum - History and Legends

Jacksonville Area Museum - History and Legends

By Jacksonville Area Museum

Discover the stories and history of the Jacksonville, Illinois area. Hear about the people, places, and legends that make Jacksonville a unique place in American history.
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Judge David Bone
Judge David Bone
Judge David Bone discusses his time as a high school and college basketball star, and how that transitioned to the challenges of serving in Vietnam. Program note: The basketball section of the podcast runs from 0:00 - 24:00 minutes, and the stories of Vietnam start at 24:00. 
51:58
November 10, 2022
Helen Baldwin - Educator and Community Volunteer
Helen Baldwin - Educator and Community Volunteer
Helen Baldwin has been a fixture in the Jacksonville community for nearly her entire life. She discusses her history in education, starting as a Jacksonville grade school student during WW II, up to her career as a principal in the same local school system. After her retirement, she became a huge force in city politics, organizations and boards that helped shaped our community for decades.
27:22
October 01, 2022
Dan Kindred - Owner of Don's Place
Dan Kindred - Owner of Don's Place
Dan Kindred is a staple in Jacksonville, owning and operating the popular 'Don's Place' tavern in Jacksonville for 40 years; 1982-2022. In this podcast, Dan discusses how he originally purchased Don's Place, the challenges and opportunities of running the tavern, and the popular promotions, including the well-known Crab Races. 
20:09
October 01, 2022
Mark McDonald, Illinois Stories
Mark McDonald, Illinois Stories
Illinois Stories was the premier program about the people and places of Central Illinois. The host, Mark McDonald, created 1200+ episodes for the central Illinois PBS stations (WSEC, WMEC, WQEC). These programs are sure to become a time capsule of this era to future historians. Mr McDonald talked with the Jacksonville Area Museum about his early career, the process for creating Illinois Stories, and the abrupt end to his beloved PBS program.
32:48
July 14, 2022
J Capps & Sons - More Stories
J Capps & Sons - More Stories
A second installment of stories from those who worked at J Capps and Sons, Ltd in Jacksonville, Illinois. Interviews include Terry Maggart, Peggy Clemens, Judy Cannon, Tom Holmes, Mildred Holmes, and George Murphy. 
19:35
July 13, 2022
Working at J Capps and Sons - with George Murphy
Working at J Capps and Sons - with George Murphy
George Murphy describes his experience working at J Capps and Sons clothing factory in Jacksonville, Illinois in the 1950s. He also talks of his participation in a worker's strike at the factory.  This episode was recorded in spring 2022. 
09:54
April 15, 2022
Dr E.C. 'Chet' Bone - David Bone talks about his father, local physician and prominent citizen
Dr E.C. 'Chet' Bone - David Bone talks about his father, local physician and prominent citizen
David Bone talks about his father, local physician Dr E.C. Bone. Dr Bone was a well-known physician in the Jacksonville area, serving with many organizations and boards in the Jacksonville area.
18:35
March 07, 2022
Carnation/Nestle plant with Tom Schierl
Carnation/Nestle plant with Tom Schierl
Tom Schierl discusses the fascinating history and operations of one of Jacksonville's ongoing industries - the Carnation/Nestle coffee creamer plant. Tom was part of the team that helped build the plant, and became part of the ongoing operations team until his retirement. 
28:29
March 07, 2022
Ruth Linear - African American historian discusses growing up in the 1940s & 50s
Ruth Linear - African American historian discusses growing up in the 1940s & 50s
African American historian Ruth Linear discusses growing up in the 1940s  & 50s in Jacksonville. We hear her experiences and opinions on what  is was like during that time period, and her experience as a historical  interpreter.
23:38
March 07, 2022
Russell Scofield - Interview with Jacksonville Postmaster from 1974-1995
Russell Scofield - Interview with Jacksonville Postmaster from 1974-1995
This episode interviews Russell Scofield, Jacksonville  Postmaster from 1974-1995. Mr Scofield was the last postmaster of the  building of the current Jacksonville Area Museum at 301 East State in  Jacksonville before it moved to it's current location on the  Jacksonville square.
22:46
March 07, 2022