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Monmouth’s first three YMCAs (clockwise, from top left): west side of Public Square (second floor of building pictured at left, 1882–88); former Methodist Church (First Street and First Avenue, 1890–1918); new building at First Street and First Avenue (1919–1978).

Monmouth’s 1917 YMCA building campaign completed in six days

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One of the front-page cartoons in the Monmouth Daily Atlas, urging the community to support the six-day $75,000 campaign.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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