View of the Past: The O’Fallon Memorial Swimming Pool in 1966

(Contributed by Brian Keller, O’Fallon Historical Society)

Longing for the warmth of summer about now?  This week’s view is of the O’Fallon Memorial Swimming Pool in Community Park in 1966.  The pool was built with funds raised by the annual O’Fallon Homecoming and Fall Festivals.  Ground was broken on Sept. 27, 1958 with dedication ceremonies taking place on May 30, 1959.  The pool was dedicated “to the memory of those who fell in the service of our country.”