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100 years ago: Camp Fire Girls of Carlock enjoy a week by the river | Story

ByDebra J. Aguilar

Jul 27, 2022

100 years ago

July 27, 1922: The Camp Fire Girls of Carlock, accompanied by their tutor, Mrs. HF Keltch, along with Mrs. Cora O’Leary and Dorothy Keitch, spent a week camping at the Mackinaw Dells. The girls pitched their tents near a river and built a stone fireplace. They played croquet, had Victrola and banjo music, hiked, swam, and roasted marshmallows in bonfires at night.

75 years ago

July 27, 1947: Illinois State Normal University is now fully accredited to train teachers of agriculture under the Smith-Hughes Act, putting it on par with the University of Illinois. The recognition is important because state and federal funds are provided under the federal Smith-Hughes Act to pay a portion of the salaries of agriculture and home economics teachers.

July 27, 1972: A note of cautious optimism about Chenoa’s water shortage was expressed by Mayor Jack Gooding when the old well in Rutherford, southeast of town, was found to have recovered water. The old well was drilled over five years ago and ran dry about a year later. It is being prepared for use, pending water quality status analysis.

25 years ago

July 27, 1997: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington reported that a large number of graves were desecrated Friday evening or Saturday morning. About 30 markers were knocked over and broken, some beyond repair. A flag flying in the cemetery had its cord cut and was lying on the ground. Damage is estimated between $3,000 and $4,000.

Compiled by Pantagraph Staff