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Radio Party, Sept. 1938 806 W. Market St., Bloomington

Group of friends working on a homemade radio, 1938.

In mid-September 1938, members of the “roundhouse gang” from the Alton Railroad Shops on Bloomington’s west side helped coworker Orville Jolly erect an antenna mast for his new custom-built radio. Jolly lived at 806 W. Market St.
One photo shows the group of men huddled together includes Jolly, Grant Click, Herman Lambrecht, Deacon Brown, Danny Price, Frank Murray, Glen Salmon, Frank McCambridge, and Bill Pagels—though who’s who in the photo we don’t know!

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

Radio Party, Sept. 1938 806 W. Market St., Bloomington

Group of friends working on a homemade radio, 1938.

In mid-September 1938, members of the “roundhouse gang” from the Alton Railroad Shops on Bloomington’s west side helped coworker Orville Jolly erect an antenna mast for his new custom-built radio. Jolly lived at 806 W. Market St.
One photo shows the group of men huddled together includes Jolly, Grant Click, Herman Lambrecht, Deacon Brown, Danny Price, Frank Murray, Glen Salmon, Frank McCambridge, and Bill Pagels—though who’s who in the photo we don’t know!

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

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