One of the library’s lesser-known resources is the microfilm machine, which preserves O’Fallon Progress newspapers dating all the way back to 1898. We’re able to find old news stories and wedding announcements; we can see what a jug of milk cost in the early 1900s. Patrons can even find obituaries through the O’Fallon Historical Society’s index.
One of the best things about scrolling through all that old film is stumbling upon the unexpected. Several days ago we were searching for a record at the request of one of our patrons when we found this announcement, posted by our library on February 4, 1982:
There’s nothing quite like glimpsing into the past. If you want to learn more about our microfilm services, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to find what you’re looking for!