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Photo Detectives, your February challenge is to put names with faces in a Don Peasley photo from 2010. This happy group is celebrating a $500,000 donation from the Gavers Community […]

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Photo Detective – Case solved!

Our new year of Photo Detective is off to a successful start! Anneliese McGregor (on the left in the photo) contacted our intrepid Photo Detective Maggie Crane and provided names […]

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Photo Detective: The answer

Photo Detectives, your last mystery should have been relatively easy to solve, an early Christmas gift from our intrepid Chief Photo DetectiveMaggie Crane. The Shell station was located at 850 […]

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Photo Detective – The Solution

Last week’s Photo Detective showed what might have been Woodstock’s smallest gas station, located at 425 Washington St.; the street address was 421 Washington St. until 1944. Today, shrubs and […]

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This building is in the running for the smallest gas station in Woodstock. Built in 1929, it operated as a Shell station until ceasing operation in 1941. The building is […]

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Photo Detective

The station was located at 235 Washington St. After Andrew Steffensen retired, Ralph Kristensen stepped in to lease the station in 1946. In 1961, he moved his business across the […]

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Photo Detective

How did you do, Photo Detectives? The building pictured above is located at 245 McHenry Ave., at the northwest corner of Routes 120 and 47. The spot was nicknamed Six […]

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Photo Detective

While our dedicated Photo Detectives might find this photo relatively easy, The Woodstock Independent also asks you to identify the building’s chain of owners. Caps on? Here are your clues. […]

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Photo Detective

Photo Detectives, did you recognize this gas station as the current location of Frisbie & Lohmeyer Insurance? In 1964, Maurice and Leland Brasile took over from the Goodall family, changing […]

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Photo Detective

This month, Photo Detectives, we have two photos to help you identify the location. Harvard businessman F.R. Goodall founded one of the first oil companies in McHenry County. He distributed […]

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