Central Illinois Gazette (December 2012)

Central Illinois Gazette (December 2012)

Daily dose: Local history: changes coming to the IC and winter before climate change

In 1912, Illinois Central Railroad officials announced a number of changes along the railroad’s right of way in Champaign. Probably the most important is construction of a new ticket office and waiting room about 100 feet north of the present building, which will be used for other purposes. A large, two-story passenger station is proposed.

A most unusual wedding announcement

In 1912, an Edison amberola machine announced the engagement of Mr. Carl Mouch and Miss Nellie McGrath at the meeting of the Narcissus Club at the home of Mrs. R.C. Wagner Jr. on West Springfield Avenue. It was the first time locally that an engagement announcement had thus been made. Several selections had been played on the amberola when Mr.