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area resident visiting downtown Shirley on horseback

Earlier this week, we ran a photograph illustrating the severe WWII rubber shortage and its impact on Corn Belt farms. This photo comes from the same set. It shows an area resident preferring to visit downtown Shirley on horseback, presumably as a way to limit the wear and tear on his auto or tractor tires!

Unfortunately, this gentleman is unidentified. If you know who this is, please contact us.


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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

Posted in Historic Photos

February 11th, 2017

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