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A Closer Look . . .

Walldog Mural sponsored by Town and Country Apartments. Project Leader - Mike Harper, Danville, IL.
Location - Kuntz Insurance


The Distant Early Warning Line, also known as the DEW Line or Early Warning Line, was a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic region of Canada. There were additional stations along the north coast, the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands of Greenland. The system was built to detect incoming Soviet bombers during the Cold War and to provide an early warning of any sea-and-land invasion. The DEW Line was operational from 1957 to 1985.

The Streator site was used for training purposes and apparently went up around 1952. It achieved operational status by the end of 1953 and began its DEW Line training mission in 1956. The Federal Electric Corporation stated about 150 students went through the facility on a yearly basis. Classes were 12 weeks long and trainees were sent to work in the Artic after completing their classes.

The Streator site is essentially intact and is unique in that it is the only DEW Line site below the Arctic Circle and the only one that you can drive to. 




Both have new photo entries you're sure to enjoy so click on STREATOR: OUR HOMETOWN (in the list to the left of this HOME PAGE) to take a trip through of life before and during--us, that is. 

It's time for you to write your "story" of where and why you're living where you are. Some have chosen to write a lengthy narrative, which has been wonderful; but I fear it's frightened off others.

Please just share what made you choose your hometown to retire in; or if you're still working, please tell us where and what keeps you going. We'll take stories of any size - we just want to catch up on YOU!

You can email them to me at indianamackey@aol.com or post them on "What's New!"

You'll find the answers we've received so far - How I Got Where I Am -  listed to the left of the HOME PAGE about half way down and just before "Special Series."

Classmates can now share photos on any topic they feel the rest of us would enjoy in picture galleries. And, they can add as many gallaries as they wish. Simply:

  1. Click on "The Review" in the column on the left side of the home page.
  2. Click on an existing photo group to enter a gallery someone else created.
  3. Go to the last page of pictures in the gallery and click on the "Create Your Own Photo Gallery Here" button at the bottom of that page.
  4. Follow the directions on screen to create your gallery of photos.

Remember, as always on this site, you must be able to find where the pictures are on your computer. In other words, what file they are in; most will be in "My Pictures."

Only you can add photos to galleries you create, and all photos you add will be credited to you inside your gallery!

Well, it's not quite "The Review" we knew in high school, but it can be a wonderful way to share photos of your families, trips, old high school pictures, and other stuff that interests you.



We didn't have the "computer advantage" when we were growing up so many of us are a little timid when approaching this newfangled contraption. With that in mind, a new forum section entitled "All You Need to Know But Are too Shy to Ask" has been created.

 The new feature has directions for many of the skills needed to take full advantage of our web site. It even explains how to print those directions so you can have them in front of you as you navigate into new territory.

 A second feature explains exactly how to obtain additional help with any problem which may come up. It's really simple: just email me, as site administrator; and I'll get the answer straight from the experts at Class Creator.

So now, with a little bit of determination, you can fully explore the site, send emails, reply to survey questions, comment in forums, and load pictures. Just click on the link below.


or copy and paste the following into search


Glad to have you online with us!

Please register and choose a password so you can explore the complete site we have created. It's filled with classmates' memories, pictures, updates, information on the Fifties, and more.

So Welcome to the World of Streator High School 1958!


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