1940's or 50's. Sunday afternoon Softball game East of Coal Chute. Zooming in, a small fry can be seen carried to the pitchers mound.
youth about 1955. Some names are: Helen Joy Belcher, Evelyn Belcher,
Joey Troutt, Bruce Cummins, Mary Johnson, Janice Belcher, John Troutt,
Dixie Troutt, Sharon Wieneke
Hubert Troutt with wife Lena and son Lowell. Bay Creek Bridge late 1940s or early 1950s
Hubert Troutt tending his garden with a hand or push plow, which was
typical of other gardeners in Reevesville in the mid 19oo's. His outdoor privy
in the background was handy just in case.
ICRR Coal Chute & Water Tower @ Reevesville, IL
Big Bay, IL Women's Church Group
Big Bay Store late 1940's. Tiny & Erma Corzine, proprietors
Tony Dowd, Gerald Taylor, Bruce Cummins . Water Tower ICRR Reeveville. 1950's
Rail Road Crew Heading to Work Maybe sometime in the 1940's
Jimmie Hard (Son of Calvin & Elsie Richardson Hard) and David Boyd
Road going up Reevesville hill to the right. Bane and Naomi Troutt's house in background. Front - Jimmie Hard and Raymond Belcher On the Back - Richard G. Boyd and David L. Boyd
Ester Boyd, Joan McCandless and Mary Ruth Boyd Main Street didn't use to be very wide.
Loren "Weasel" South , 1950's? in Reevesville. Section House at right and Bath House far left.
Harry Nave downtown Reevesville
Bottom Row L-R: Silas Goodson, John Ramsey, Carol Choate, Gerald Taylor, Barbara
Stafford, Bruce Cummins, Judy Burnett.
Second Row: Roy Lee "Pinky" Wright, Sara Etherige, Jimmy Hazel, Sharon
Third Row: David Helm, Dixie Troutt, Wimpy Stafford, Betty Jo Troutt
(Teacher), Paulette Shreeves, Tommy Hazel, Jeanne Bazor.
Top Row: James "Tuffy" Trout, Joyce Shaw, John Trout, JoLynn Clymore, Larry
Ramsey, Mary Johnson, James "Butch" Wright.
L - R Top: Alvey Hardin, Teacher. Marlene Etherige,
Cecil Stogdale, Paulette Shreeves, Winston Etherige, Arlen Etherige, Lary
Wieneke, Sara Etherige.
Next Row: Eunice Hazel, Lyndal Ramsey, Rosemary
Burnett, Jimmy Shreeves, Donna Mott, Gene Nelson.
Next Row: Wayne Mott, Ruby Stogdale, James Wright,
Delores Nelson, Mike Reames, Lois Wright, Robert "Butch" Wright, Myrna
Front Row: Bessie Ramsey, KLarry Ramsey, Josephine
Hazel, Ronald Wieneke, Jimmy Hazel, John Burnett, Tommy Hazel.
April 19,1942 - Tiny and Erma Corzine
1940's Tiny (James M) and Erma Corzine Address on side of truck says McNoel, IL - original name
of Big Bay. Pic about 1950 when they ran the grocery after buying it from Boot Cummins.
1940's - Bob and Alvena Troutt
1940's - Bob and Alvena Troutt
1951 - John Bruce Cummins in front of school yard
Dowd's Wedding Party 1953 Boot and Aline Cummis, Joan and Harold Dowd Need better quality pic to see Boot's facial expressions!
The "Reevesville Club" which met on Thursday afternoon in rotation at member's home. Steven Brannon's grandmother Clara Nave's diaries recount the attendance and what was served for refreshments. For search purposes the members were: Granny Bivens, Elizabeth Dunn, Mamie Wieneke, Clara Nave, Gertrude Caveness, Vincie Kelton, Naomi Troutt, Nancy Hazel, Rudy Cheek, Fren Wheeler, Lois Purcell, Elsie Hard, Alma McGinnis, Effie Turner.
Harry and Clara Nave 1942
Joe "Puddle" Troutt holding a copperhead that he killed while squirrel hunting near Reevesville in the 1950's
Emma "Ma" Carter and Lowell "Bud/Jughead" Carter 1943 Submitted by Jerry Carter in June 2008
Bill Davis, 1950 Dispatcher at the Reevesville Depot
Lou Ramsey, 1950 at Lake Glendale
Stern and Darrell George, ICRR 1951
Virgil Nelson and Loyd Crain in 1951
1950s School Christmass Picture
Hubert and Peely Troutt 1951/53
Jeannie Bazor and Janice Belcher The streets were made from cinders from the steam engines.
1955 Class Picture
David Boyd Good view of cinder road, school outhouse and water towers
Left to Right Bottom Row : JoLynn, Dixie, Joyce Middle Row: Carol, Judy Top: Francis
Carriel (R) and Faye (L) Nelson. Boardwalks were common during the 50's
The Methodist Church, I would guess this to be Easter Sunday 50's.
l-r front: JoLynn, Lon,
back: Joyce, Carol, Alice,
Reevesville Waiting for the "Color Train"
The "Color Train" has Arrived
This crowd of approximately 5,000 ate a ham and bean lunch in the yard of what was
once the Reevesville Grade School. At the time of this picture, it had just finish
renovation as the home of Harold and Joan Dowd and their sons, Tony and Philip.
The date was Oct 20, 1959. The "Color Train", as it was named, originated in St.
Louis and toured the fall colors of the area to Rosiclare and back. Actually, there
were two trains that day, both with standing room only. Plans were to make the trip
an annual event, but in spite of its popularity, it never ran again.