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Lyle Nicholas Behl - Rochester

Lyle N. Behl, a former president of the Rochester Historical Presidential Society, was born in 1942 and grew up in Cotton Hill Township of Sangamon County, Illinois, where he continued to live at the time of the interview. Although Lyle is retired from a career as a medical technician, he runs a livestock operation on the family farm. Behl shares stories about his family and his insights on the Cascade area near Rochester, Illinois.

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Interview Session 01 (Audio)


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Torrence Mill when it was at a low stage, circa 1885. Note the wagons crossing over the stream.

Where:

Illinois

When:

Circa 1885

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Narrator’s photo

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Gravestone of Sarah Donner Torrence, located in the Taylor Cemetery in Rochester, Illinois.

Where:

Illinois

When:

Unknown

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Narrator’s photo

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The wedding picture of Nicholas Arthur Smith and Bertha Lee Abel, grandparents of Lyle Behl. They were married on April 16, 1902.

Where:

Unknown

When:

April 16, 1902.

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Narrator’s photo

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Hazel Lee Smith, Lyle’s mother, with Nick and Bertha Smith, parents of Hazel, plus Andrew Smith, great, great uncle of Lyle Behl, circa 1905.

Where:

Unknown

When:

Circa 1905

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Narrator’s photo

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Picture of Andrew V Smith, the great, great uncle of Lyle Behl. The photo appeared in the History of Sangamon County, 1912.

Where:

Illinois

When:

1912

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Narrator’s photo

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Picture of Andrew V Smith, the great, great uncle of Lyle Behl. The photo appeared in the History of Sangamon County, 1912.

Where:

Illinois

When:

1912

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Narrator’s photo

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Cascade School, circa 1932.

Where:

Illinois

When:

1932

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Narrator’s photo

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The Cascade Store and Torrence Mill when the water was at full stage, in 1943.

Where:

Illinois

When:

1943

Ownership:

May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator. Photo is from the Herbert Barnes collection

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Hazel Jones’ class outside Cascade School, a one room schoolhouse, circa 1944.

Where:

Illinois

When:

Circa 1944

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Narrator’s photo

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Cascade Store owners Charlie and Fannie Lawley in 1952.

Where:

Illinois

When:

1952

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Narrator’s photo

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A flyer announcing ‘A Whisper in Time Cemetery Walk, which was conducted at the Taylor Cemetery in Rochester, Illinois in September 2011.

Where:

Rochester, Illinois

When:

September 2011

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Narrator’s photo

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Lyle Behl at the time of his interview on June 27, 2018.

Where:

Illinois

When:

June 27, 2018

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Breckinridge Cemetery as it appeared in the spring of 2018.

Where:

Illinois

When:

2018

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo



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