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Longtime News-Gazette photographer John Dixon retires after 43 years

From the News-Gazette:

John Dixon on Wednesday retired after 43 years at The News-Gazette. He was hired in 1974 as a part-time photo lab technician. In 1979 he was hired as a staff photographer, promoted to Chief Photographer in 2013 and promoted later that year to Photo Editor. Here are some of his favorite photos from the past five decades.

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June 6, 1987 – Two workmen work to free the shaker floor inside boiler #6 at Abbott Power Plant in Champaign. The men were converting the boiler back to coal from oil and gas.

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