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Archive of: October, 2014

Photo of the Week, 90: Jack-o'-lantern Harvest in the Eisenhower Era

Happy Halloween from the board, staff, volunteers and members of the McLean County Museum of History!

Photo of the Week, 89: Livingston Flats—Gone but not Forgotten

Livingston Flats, Bloomington Illinois

Located at the northeast corner of East and Jefferson streets in downtown Bloomington, the Livingston Flats served as a mixed-use development (residential and commercial) for the better part of 45 years.

Photo of the Week, 88: The Old Switcheroo, November 1935

Seen here is the terminal room of the Wabash Telephone Company in downtown Bloomington. Outside lines terminated here and connections were made with the local switchboard.

Seen here is the terminal room of the Wabash Telephone Company in downtown Bloomington. Outside lines terminated here and connections were made with the local switchboard.

Photo of the Week, 87: World Series Memories

Bob O'Farrell and Grover Cleveland Alexander Fans Field, Bloomington, 1938

On April 17, 1938, pitching great Grover Cleveland Alexander brought the Empires, his semi-pro baseball team from Springfield, IL, to Fans Field on Bloomington's south side.

Photo of the Week, 86: Thirty Year Anniversary of ISU Beer Riot 'Brouhaha'

On October 3, 1984, Illinois State University students protested new Town of Normal liquor ordinances designed to control large off-campus keg parties. Students called the measures draconian, and some took out their frustrations on public and private property in Uptown Normal. Rioters, according to an AP report,

On October 3, 1984, Illinois State University students protested new Town of Normal liquor ordinances designed to control large off-campus keg parties.

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