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Claypit and Cemetery Street

This photo shows the claypit north of Minonk in the early 1900's. The street passing the houses was known as Cemetery Street and is now known as Maple Avenue. The houses are believed to be dwellings for the blacks, many of who were coal miners. One of these shacks was moved and remodeled with a new garage at the corner of First and Locust and is still lived in today.

The second photo is looking north on Cemetery Street which is now Maple Avenue. It is believed that the small houses in the left rear are the same houses shown in the arial view above.

Photos courtesy of Barth Weistart.