Picture from the past

In 1950, Wilton Board of Education members stand next to the construction of the Wilton Free School. The building now serves as the Wilton Community Center. Left to right: Leonard Fick, Charles Stark, Gertrude Steinhoff, Clarence Wadephul, Bill Heilman and Bill Tillman. More historic photos are available at the Monroe County Local History Room’s website at www.MCLHR.org.

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  • Ontario, 1908

    December 14th, 2017

    Help us figure out this 1908 view of Ontario. Is it Garden Street or Division Street?

    The Place, 1963

    December 6th, 2017

    Pictured are Otto and Eunice Savall of The Place, a Norwalk bar, in 1963.

    Homecoming in Ontario, 1975

    November 14th, 2017

    Here, in 1975, riding in a vehicle along Garden Street, Brookwood High School students take part in the homecoming parade in Ontario.

    Kendall railroad yard, 1911

    November 9th, 2017

    The first car makes its way up the coal chute at the Kendall railroad yard in 1911.

    Hoffman Corners Creamery

    October 31st, 2017


  • J.T. Steinke General Store, Wilton

    October 5th, 2017

    In this undated photo, a crowd watches a firefighter put out a blaze at the J.T. Steinke General Store in Wilton.

    Wilton ambulance, early 1980s

    September 26th, 2017

    In this early 1980s photo, Duane “Speed” Evans of Wilton looks over the interior of Wilton’s first-ever new ambulance.

    Norwalk, 1917

    August 24th, 2017

    This 1917 postcard depicts Norwalk’s downtown.

    Wilton students, 1956

    August 18th, 2017

    This 1956 photo is thought to depict Wilton first-graders going on a hobo hike.

    Hotel White, Ontario

    August 10th, 2017

    This undated photo depicts the Hotel White, which was once located at the intersection of Division and State streets in Ontario.

    Ontario flood, 1908

    July 26th, 2017

    Pictured here are floodwaters receding from Garden Street (facing south) in 1908.

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