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Area farmer Nuel Downs, a lifelong collector of Native American relics, is shown here in mid-July 1972 assisting with an archeological dig at the Noble-Wieting site north of Heyworth. Did you know the area’s first corn farmers were also mound builders? Read all about this A.D. 1200 Mississippian village site in the Museum’s most recent “Page from Out Past” installment in Sunday’s Pantagraph: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/pfop-mclean-county-s-first-corn-farmers-also-mound-builders/article_83297f55-30a1-5711-8237-9bc45e2531f3.html.


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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

Posted in Historic Photos

April 20th, 2017

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