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#1990s

Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Ironworkers and Old Glory June 1990

Ironworkers holding a flag, 1990.

In this June 1990 scene, Ironworkers Mike Wallace and Chris Bomen shake hands in front of an American flag displayed on the last steel beam secured on a five-story addition for Brokaw Hospital.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Why did the Turkey Cross the Road?

Wild turkey, 1990.

Seen here are a wild turkey hen and her chick crossing Cabintown Road in Bloomington more than a quarter of a century ago. Happily, wild turkeys, once extirpated from Illinois, have made a comeback over the past several decades.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Farm Progress Show Comes to McLean County September 1994

Farm Progress Show, 1994.

It was arguably the single largest event ever staged in McLean County history. Despite the cancellation of the first day due to muddy field conditions, the 1994 Farm Progress Show attracted an estimated 150,000 folks to the G.J. Mecherle Trust Farm off Illinois Route 9 several miles east of Bloomington.

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