Historic Photos

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

October 30th, 2014

On October 31, 1956, The Pantagraph declared the season's pumpkin crop a record "for both quality and yield." Seen here is a mechanical harvester on the Dale Brenneman farm in rural Minier, a small community located west of Bloomington-Normal in Tazewell County. Happy Halloween from the board, staff, volunteers and members of the McLean County Museum of History!

Bill Kemp


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