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Archive of: March, 2013

Photo of the Week, 8: Ike Sanders "Up, Up and Away"

Ike Sanders

This “gag shot," circa 1904, shows two African-American men “floating" over downtown Bloomington. We're almost certain that's Ike Sanders (1878-1929) on the left.

Photo of the Week, 7: Oasis Drive-In, Lexington, 1961

Built by Elmo and Arline Winterland in 1960, the Oasis Drive-In was a local Route 66 landmark. Does anyone remember the drive-in's “Luigi Burger," a hamburger with a special sauce?

Photo of the Week, 6: Dynamite Stump Removal

Three acres of cottonwood and hackberry stumps were blasted out last week on the Henry W. Capen farm southeast of town [Bloomington], operated by Fred Blum

These two photographs appeared in the March 27, 1937 Pantagraph. The original caption read, in part: “Three acres of cottonwood and hackberry stumps were blasted out last week on the Henry W. Capen farm southeast of town [Bloomington], operated by Fred Blum."

Photo of the Week, 5: Beich Employees Packing Whiz Bars

Beich Candy Co, This photograph shows the interior of the 170,000-square foot factory at 1302 W. Grove St

This undated photograph shows Paul F. Beich Candy Co. employees packing Whiz Bars, a marshmallow, chocolate and peanut concoction that was the local confectioner's best seller. Beich established a Bloomington-based candy company under his name in 1892.

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