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Rudolph the Red-Nosed … Llama? McLean County Christmas, 1958

Santa and a llama, 1958.

In the week before Christmas 1958, Santa Claus paid a visit to Bloomington’s Forest Park to inspect the local reindeer stock. But Old St. Nick found his attention monopolized by a nosy llama. Forest (now spelled Forrest with two Rs) Park is located just south of Miller Park on Bloomington’s southwest side. Zoo animals are no longer kept at Forrest Park.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

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