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Written by Torii Moré in WGLT McHistory Series

McHistory: Winter of Deep Snow

"McHistory" is a co-production of WGLT and the Museum of History using the letters, diaries, and documents of days gone by.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Photo of the Week, 13: Tornado Season is Here

“Tornado Leaves Trail of Debris Strung Across Central Illinois" read the page 5 headline in the June 11, 1939 Pantagraph. Seen here is damage from that storm in downtown Arrowsmith, the small McLean County community east of Bloomington. A tornado and / or accompanying high winds tore off the corner of the Masonic building and left the Hess grocery store exposed to the elements.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Photo of the Week, 4: Beware of March Snowstorms!

Little is known about this photograph from the Museum archives except the date—March 7, 1931.

Little is known about this photograph from the Museum archives except the date—March 7, 1931. A check of local newspaper microfilm at Bloomington Public Library tells us that in fact there was a major snowstorm at this time. “Winter's Worst Storm Grips State—Relief Today, Is Prediction" was the March 8, 1931 front page headline in The Pantagraph.

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