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        WE ARE REASONABLY CONFIDENT this photo was not taken at Venice-Madison Post 307 based on the walls and furniture and this could explain why we only have half of the names of the 18 people pictured. From left, 1. ???, 2. Fred Richardson, 3. ???, 4. Fred Honercamp, 5. Mabel Richardson, 6. ???, 7. ???, 8. ???, 9. Jack Tolliver, 10. Mike Leatherman, 11. Jackie Leatherman, 12. Evelyn Tolliver, 13. Eva Maurer, 14. Jay Maurer, 15. ???, 16. ???, 17. ???, 18. ???. Please send the missing names and/or any corrections to venicememories@yahoo.com .

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Merchants Bridge replacement video
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Venice City Directory 1962
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Madison County Historical Society
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Illinois Archives
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Madison County History-SIUE
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Archive.org
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GC Press-Record 1960s Decade
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Ch 9 -McKinley Bridge
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Ch 9 update on bridge
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WW II Memorial
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Chain of Rocks Park & Forest Park Highlands
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