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Santa on Parade December 1948

Christmas parade, ft. Santa, 1938.

On December 5, 1948, Santa arrived in Bloomington via the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad. From the west side passenger station he traveled east down Washington Street to the Courthouse Square. Shown here is a section of the 1100 block of West Washington Street. Today, the one-story building right behind Santa is J' soul BBQ. The two buildings to the right of it are gone.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

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