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Spirit of ’76 Withers Park, 1938

Kids in a parade, 1938.

These unidentified youngsters were part of a massive “Pioneer Day” parade in Bloomington on June 22, 1938. Although not a Fourth of July scene, strictly speaking, we think this photograph speaks to the traditions of Independence Day. This parade was one in a series of events in 1938 staged from Ohio to Wisconsin commemorating the organization of the Northwest Territory.
Happy Fourth of July from the Museum!

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

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