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Fishing at Miller Park on Bloomington’s west side

Did you know today, June 18, is National Go Fishing Day?


Fishing at Miller Park on Bloomington’s west side has been a time-honored local tradition since the late 1800s. This Depression-era photograph shows the opening of the 1938 fishing season on June 16. That’s eight-year-old Billy Bryan Vandevender holding a string of some 18 pan fish. To the right are D.M. Aldridge and his one-and-a-half year-old son Ronald Gene. The boy holding the pole on the left is unidentified. Happy National Go Fishing Day from the Museum!


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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

Posted in Historic Photos

June 18th, 2015

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