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Jennie Easton’s Hotel a Stinesville Landmark

Blog post by Randi Richardson The story below is from upon an article  titled “Aunt Jennie’s ‘New’ Hotel Has a Place in History,” published in the Bloomington (IN) Saturday Courier, on May 13, 1955, p. 1B.  It is abbreviated from the original as shown by the ellipsis. The Monon railroad, by coming to Stinesville instead

HIDDEN GEMS IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

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

JUICY BOOTS

Blog post by Randi Richardson On May 9, 1883, the Bloomington Progress reported that a car load of old rubber boots had been gathered up over the past year and shipped to eastern cities as they were in great demand by the manufacturers of chewing gum.  The rubber was reportedly melted in large kettles and

Guest Post: Geology Collection

At this year’s Gala, the Collection Manager, Hilary Fleck, was asked to have objects or projects from the Collection that attendees could sponsor to help us further care for the artifacts in our collection. Dr. John Thiel answered this call and fully sponsored two graduate interns to identify, clean, and catalog the geological and fossil

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