These are a another set of photos taken in 1941. They were taken by James Noakes who is now deceased and the photos are now owned by his brother
Merrill Eugene "Shorty" Noakes who is now 93 years old living in Washington State as of January 1, 2009. The photos are provided by Rick Froman the son-in-law of Mr. Noakes.
We very much appreciate Rick and his family for letting us take a "peek" into the events of Dixon in 1941.
Joe E. Brown
Side Note: Ricks grandmother, Katie Wiersema, used to babysit Mr. Reagan
Ronald Reagan and his mother Nelle
Dougs Three Deuces with Joe E. Brown
Ronald Reagan in front of Ted's Tavern with Mellott Furniture next door