Thanksgiving Day in Bloomington, 1891

While doing research for a patron I came across a timely article in the Bloomington Telephone from 1891 titled “Thanksgiving Day in Bloomington, 1891.” The brief yet charming article is transcribed below:

“Why they gave thanks: ‘E.M. Faris because he is married…George T. Atkinson because he is single…T.H. Sudbury because he has a good county office…Luther Grimes because he is going to be a lawyer…The Baptist church ladies, because of that excellent Thanksgiving dinner…the Walnut Street Presbyterians, because their new pastor, Rev. George N. Luccock is a success…Superintendent of the city schools Carpenter, because of the success of the school savings bank….James F. Morgan and L.S. Fields because they are living in their handsome new houses…The Telephone, because it is doing so much attractive job work.’ ”

Blog post by Megan MacDonald

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