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Barbecue, 1953.

In early May 1953, former Bloomington Mayor Cecil Cone brought past and present city officials together for a barbecue at his home, 703 E. Market St. Seen here (left to right) are Mary and Cecil Cone, Clarine Mather, and city councilman Monroe Dodge. Others at this smoky soiree included current Mayor O. Lloyd Welsh and Walter Bittner, a future mayor (1969-1977) who at the time was a newly elected council member.

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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

Posted in Historic Photos

April 18th, 2016