Gary Geisler explores Firestone and how it came to be in Decatur, the years of production, the close-knit community of the workers, and the difficulties that led to the closure of the plant. The Firestone Plant was a large part of the industry of Decatur for nearly 40 years and deserves an opportunity to be remembered.
Local History Videos
Join us on tours of the DPL Local History Room
Gary Geisler leads a digital discussion of the history, the stories and lore, and the changes that many of us have seen and experienced over the years at Dennis School. A school that was opened in 1910 and won't be closing anytime soon.
Take a tour of the Decatur Public Library Local History Room.
Decatur's very own Gary Geisler created a new documentary on the history of this city during the war years.
Accessing DPL Yearbook Collection
Glass positive of an Abraham Lincoln photograph taken by Edward Barnwell on May 9, 1860 in Decatur.