History Corner: A Look Back

1956: Aerial picture shows area southwest of Decatur inundated by flood waters from the Sangamon River, which was running out of its banks after heavy rains throughout Central Illinois. This scene is about 1 1/2 miles downstream from the Lake Decatur dam. The river is to the left, out of sight.

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DECATUR -- The Agricultural Watershed Institute and the Sangamon River Alliance will host “One River Unites Us All – the Sangamon Watershed Celebration,” from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Macon County Extension Office and the National Sequestration Education Building on the campus of Richland Community College, Decatur.

The morning events, from 9 a.m. to noon, feature activities for kids, booths and displays about environmental health, history and future of the Sangamon River Watershed.

The afternoon schedule includes lunch and informational sessions from noon to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $20.

Evening events include a reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation “Floating Through Time: The Sangamon River” by Mike Wiant of the Illinois State Museum. The celebration concludes with a concert by singer-songwriter-farmer Tim Grimm.

The fee for the evening events is $25. The fee for both afternoon and evening is $35. For more detailed information and to register go to agwatershed.org or call (217) 877-5640.

Friends of Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park, Macon County Community Environmental Council, and Decatur Audubon are co-sponsors of this event.

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