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Located at the northeast corner of 11th Street and Broadway, the Maple Grove tourist camp, filling station and restaurant were new when this photograph was taken in the 1930s.

Monmouth’s newest park was site of early tourist camp

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Dan Webster’s father, a master carpenter, built a Greek Revival-style family home on the site of a future automobile tourist camp. The house was moved in 1930 to 201 North 9th St., where it still stands today.

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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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