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In 1824 the area that would become McLean County had only fifteen settler families. By 1830 when the county came into being the population was still very sparse. In GLT's recurring series "McHistory" we hear accounts from that time, the so called "Winter of Deep Snow," a tale of pioneer hardihood in 1830 and 31.

Hear the audio here.

Contributors to this episode of "McHistory" include McLean County Museum of History Archivist Bill Kemp and Registrar Tod Eagleton and was produced by GLT's Charlie Schlenker. "McHistory" is a co-production of WGLT and the Museum of History using the letters, diaries, and documents of days gone by.


Written By

Torii Moré

Torii Moré

Torii Moré is the Curator of Digital Humanities at the McLean County Museum of History.

Posted in WGLT McHistory Series

November 13th, 2013

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