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Miller Park Fishing Season Underway June 1938

Fishing at Miller Park, 1938.

Fishing at Miller Park on Bloomington’s west side has been a time-honored local tradition since the late 1800s. This Depression-era photograph shows the opening of the 1938 fishing season on June 16. That’s eight-year-old Billy Bryan Vandevender holding a string of some 18 pan fish. To the right are D.M. Aldridge and his one-and-a-half year-old son Ronald Gene. The boy holding the pole on the left is unidentified. Happy National Go Fishing Day from the Museum!

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

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