A cool website for those of us who love historical photos: http://idaillinois.org/
Close to 37,000 historic photos from Central Ilinois digitally restored and preserved.
As stated on the site:
“The Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) was created in 2000, as a repository for the digital collections of the Illinois State Library as well as other libraries and cultural institutions in the State of Illinois.
What can you find in the Illinois Digital Archives?
Photographs, slides, glass negatives
Manuscripts and letters
Federal government documents
and much more.”
Of local interest, there is a category called Murphysboro Apple Festival through the Years: http://www.idaillinois.org/digital/collection/p16614coll49/search/