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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Photo of the Week, 61: Courthouse Square 1930

Seen here is an early Great Depression view of the McLean County Courthouse, looking northeast from the corner of Center and Washington streets.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Photo of the Week, 57: Dedication of the Normal Post Office, 1936

‚ÄčOn March 1, 1936, several hundred area residents gathered for the dedication of the Normal Post Office, located at 200 West North Street.

On March 1, 1936, several hundred area residents gathered for the dedication of the Normal Post Office, located at 200 West North Street.

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Written by Tod Eagleton in Collection Highlights

Normal Sanitary Dairy baseball uniform donated to Museum

Uniform worn by a member of the Normal Sanitary Dairy's baseball team in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

The Museum recently received a Normal Sanitary Dairy baseball uniform worn during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Located at 301 Broadway in Normal, the Normal Sanitary Dairy sold milk and other dairy products to McLean County residents from 1930 to 1959.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Photo of the Week, 48: Skimming On Steel at Miller Park

Ice skating proved so popular in the early decades of the twentieth century that from time to time Bloomington officials established additional skating venues.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Photo of the Week, 39: Move Along Folks . . . Nothing to See Here

Photo of the Week, 39: Move Along Folks . . . Nothing to See Here

In early September 1935, the Smoke House, a cigar and tobacco shop at 216 West Washington Street, was one of several local establishments raided by the Bloomington Police Department. Authorities suspected that the Smoke House was home to an illegal gambling operation.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Photo of the Week, 38: Boo!

Photo of the Week, 38: Boo!

Not much is known about this curious photograph other than what's offered in the handwritten caption.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Photo of the Week, 31: Visiting your aunts . . . 1935 style!

On September 9, 1935, a U.S. Army Air Corps Keystone B-5A biplane bomber touched down at the Bloomington Municipal Airport (Central Illinois Regional Airport). Though the bomber was part of the 49th Bombardment Squadron based in Langley Field, Virginia, the nature of this visit was personal.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Photo of the Week, 30: Gertrude Fifer and Grandson Joe Bohrer

Unitarian Church, Downtown Bloomington. Easter Day, 1932.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos
Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Photo of the Week, 27: Shhhhh!

Withers Library Reading Room, July 1932.

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