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|Years:||1915 1916 1917 – 1918 – 1919 1920 1921|
Significant events from 1918.
Landowners in the south part of the city submit a petition to Mayor Weaver to halt the operation of a merry-go-round in the vicinity, as the noise was distasteful to certain sick persons.
- Morgan Skaggs opens a blacksmith and horseshoing shop on Adams Street just south of the Johnson Creamery.
- The creamery, due to hot weather and a shortage of ammonia, requests citizens to conserve their ice as much as possible. On August 5th, the temperature was recorded at 99 degrees.
- 3rd - The Bastin grocery store at Dolan is robbed. Among the articles missing were a tub of lard, tobacco, and flour.
- 4th - Robert Livingston is killed by a train when he tries to cross the Illinois Central track in the northwest part of the city.
- 6th - The A. J. Sanders & Sons saw mill at Whitaker Station is destroyed by fire.
- 11th - The Ingalls Stone Company mill at Bedford is destroyed by fire. Damages are estimated at $300,000 and 200 men were put out of work.
- 30th - John Hinkle's barn burns, causing $2500 worth of damage. It was located two miles northeast of the city on Unionville Pike.
- Joseph W. Henry buys the Morris Vulcanizing Company.
- County Auditor Blakely buys what is known as the McCalla place, six acres east of town on the 3rd Street pike. Paul M. Strain, a jeweler, sold the property for $5,500.
- Bert Thrasher resigns from the Eagle clothing store to return to the family farm after his father Peter passes away.
- The War Department announces plans to establish a training camp for 1200 truck drivers in Bloomington. The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce holds an emergency planning meeting.
- Word is received that Earl Prince dies in France, the third Monroe County soldier to do so.