Blog post by Rod Spaw Memories fade, but photographs remember. That makes visual images important resources for exploring the past. Photos can raise questions, provide clarity or suggest additional avenues for discovery. New to the Monroe History Center’s collection of research tools is an index of photo studios that operated in Bloomington between 1892 and
Hello, my name is Eva Ladd and I’m currently an intern at the Monroe County History Center (MCHC) from Bloomington High School North through my Service Learning Program. I have a general interest in history, specifically the 1960’s, with the Civil Rights movement being one of my favorite topics. My Service Learning class required me
Blog post by Randi Richardson The story below was taken from an article titled “Double Murder, Terrible Shooting Affair,” published in the Bloomington Telephone on December 27, 1889, and found in the clipping file at the research library, Monroe County History Center, Bloomington, Indiana. It was abbreviated from the lengthy original as shown by the
Blog post by Randi Richardson If you or someone you love graduated from Bloomington High School 1908-1958, you might be happy to know that most of the yearbooks between those dates are available from the Indiana Memory Digital Collections from the Indiana State Library. The Collections are relevant to a number of people, places and
Winfred Hinkle established Hinkle’s Hamburgers at Tenth and Grant in 1930. After his death in 1947, his two brothers, Max and Leon, took over the management and, eventually, the ownership of the business. The three brothers were sons of Charles Hinkle and grandsons of Jonathan Marion “Marion” Hinkle. Meat seemed to course through the blood
Blog post by Randi Richardson Hinkle’s Hamburgers at 206 S. Adams Street has new owners and a new look. The business was purchased in March 2019 by Richie and Janna Shields. In early May, after a temporary closure to complete some updates, Hinkle’s was again open for business. Hinkle’s has a long history in Bloomington.
The history of the Bloomington High School, as noted below, was transcribed from the Bloomington (IN) Evening World, November 25, 1904, p. 1. The school was built in 1873 and in 1953 was razed to make room for a municipal parking lot. In the fall of 1873, a preparatory school for Indiana University was established