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Wreckage of the Bloomington Fire
Wreckage of the Bloomington Fire
Resource Typeimage
TitleWreckage of the Bloomington Fire
Coverage / Year1900
DescriptionThe damaged Bloomington skyline is visible beyond the courthouse square. A streetcar and a crowd of people are visible in the foreground. June 19, 1900, much of the center of Bloomington was destroyed by a fire that started in the Model Laundry. Flames spread rapidly and destroyed many buildings in a four square block area of the city. No businesses failed because of the fire, and most of the rebuilding was completed within one year.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History
Learning Standards15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems
Author or CreatorMcLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill.
Other ContributorsMunson, Don, 1941-
Wyckoff, Martin A., 1950-
Koos, Greg, 1949-
Source'The Illustrated History of McLean County', pp. 232
Subject / KeywordsMcLean County, Illinois; Transportation; Street railroads; Fire;
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
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Resource Identifiermch0099
CONTENTdm file name31222222222002_mch0099.jpg
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