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We dip into a half century of diaries of life in McLean County by a carpenter and handiman who wrote fiction and poetry and a log of his daily rounds in Bloomington Normal. Charles Morgan wrote of freight hopping to Kansas City, going to Nickelodeon movies in the nineteen teens, the 1918 flu which killed more than 3% of the world population. And in this episode of GLT's recurring series McHistory Morgan writes of World War Two.

Hear the audio here.

Contributors to this episode of "McHistory" include McLean County Museum of History Archivist Bill Kemp, Jeff Woodard, the museum Marketing Director. GLT's Charlie Schlenker produces McHistory, which 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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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

Posted in WGLT McHistory Series

December 18th, 2013

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