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Walker Implement

This is a view of the building that was the location of Walker Implement at the north end of Minonk. The view is from the east looking across the IC tracks and old highway 51. The location is currently occupied by a factoring building owned by SMF of Minonk. For a long time the building housed an implement dealership for International Harvester. Frank Iliff first sold Farmall and International Harvester equipment in the 1930's and 40's. In the 1940's Kenny Walker took over the International Harvester dealership as Walker Implement. In the 1960's the business was sold to a group of Minonk investors that included Henry Oncken and Bob and Gene Oncken. The business eventually moved to the northwest side of Minonk along the new route 51 highway.

In the 1940's Oliver Turchi ran a bar and restaurant called the Comet in the middle of the building. Sutton Brothers ran a Sinclair gas station at the south end of the building which is to the left side of the picture.