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And the rockets' red glare … Independence Day, Miller Park, 1957

Fourth of July fireworks at Bloomington’s Miller Park

Fourth of July fireworks at Bloomington’s Miller Park have been a local holiday tradition for several generations. This 58-year-old view, snapped July 4, 1957, shows a crowd of folks watching the show from the stone arch bridge that divides the park’s lagoon-like lake and the larger reservoir.

Happy Independence Day from the Museum!

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

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