M F Manning

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M F Manning - FRIDAY, JULY 17,1959 25 and 50 Years Ago July...
FRIDAY, JULY 17,1959 25 and 50 Years Ago July 17,1934 (he operations under way at the Federal project at Riverfront Park prevented use i-eerealionat areas there, Owens-Illinois July 17> 1909 The First State Sank of Wobd River organized with capital of $25,000 and was to opm for business within a week. It was to take plflcp of had considered filling in a portion of a the Farmers' & Mechanics' Bank, a private insti tution that for a time had served the community. tract on the riverfront east of Plum street a park where Its athletic activities could Directors of the new bank were H. M. Ferguson, The plant's enlarged athletic program, H. A. Whitelaw, S. B. Knepper, G. tt. Thomas, \v. g. Gardner. M. F. Manning, and E. M. Clark. Clark had been elected president; Whitelaw, vir* president; and Gardner, cashier. Standard Oil Co. was reported to have encouraged the organization of the bank so convenience of its employes residing in the Wood River area would be seized. Wood, had been hindered by the of the park, and new areas were to be The company owned the tract hear hose was used to move fine powdered a barge lo a silo storage plant on the

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 17 Jul 1959, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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