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Pony Giveaway Courthouse Square, August 1947

Pony giveaway gathering, 1947.

On Saturday, Aug. 23, 1947, Bloomington merchants staged a promotional drawing on the west steps of the McLean County Courthouse Square (now the Museum Square). Nine-year-old Donald Lake, whose family lived north of Lexington, won the top prize, a bay pony named “Flag.”
There were eighteen other winners, including Richard Sparks of LeRoy, who received a Kodak “Baby Brownie” camera, and Anna Lee Willan of Normal, who won a set of binoculars.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

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