100 years ago
Feb. 7, 1912: On the 83rd birthday of M.L. Moore, fellow Civil War veterans (average age 74) called at his home, 508 West Washington Street. Leading the "charge" were General Dick and Captain Burnham. There was a lot of speechifying, well-wishing, and reminiscing.
75 years ago
Feb. 7, 1937: Since the Route 66 bypass opened last year there have 72 accidents at the South Main Street intersection alone. City fathers are thinking something has to be done about it. Beer, chickens, medicine and more have been spilled in the front yard at this corner.
50 years ago
Feb. 7, 1962: The Boy Scouts are set to celebrate their 52nd anniversary next week. About 10,000 young men and adults in the Bloomington area will be involved. The first Boy Scout troop in the United States is believed to have been formed in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
25 years ago
Feb. 7, 1987: There has been a delay in the projected opening of the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center along Veterans Parkway. The delay apparently results from internal bickering at the developer's home office in Chicago. Opening is now projected for 1988.
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