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Bo Peep Has Found Her Sheep Halloween Parade, Bloomington 1938

Halloween parade, 1938.

A Depression-era tradition in Bloomington was the annual Halloween Mardi Gras parade and street dance. Seen here from the parade of October 31, 1938, is Little Bo Peep played by Joe Raycraft. Ten-year-old Joe won top prize, though his wooly companion no doubt had something to do with the first-place showing.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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