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From Bloomingpedia
Years: 1933 1934 193519361937 1938 1939

Significant events from 1936.



  • 27th - Smithville High School is destroyed by fire. Damages were estimated at $75,000.
  • 29th - Emma Booe dies in Connersville. She had been the owner of the City Book and Music store, along with N.O. Pittenger, from 1916 to 1923. Pittenger eventually sold his interest to Eleanor Shields.
  • The Log Cabin gas station, on SR 46 east of Bloomington, is raided. Albert Kane is charged with illegal possession of alcoholic beverages.


  • Thieves break into the Galyan grocery store at 317 North Grant Street, making off with $238.
  • Hank Stewart opens a grocery at 920 N. College Avenue. He had previously worked at the Chambers and Souders grocery stores.


  • The Pi Beta Phi sorority purchases the property at 924 east 3rd Street, planning to build an extension.
  • The Davis-Colglazier Lumber Company is formed, at 802 East 13th Street. Sylvester V. Davis and Byron R. Colglazier were well-known lumbermen.
  • William Crain's chicken house on Knightridge Road is destroyed by fire. He lost 180 uninsured chickens.
  • A son is born to Peter Costas, proprietor of the Book Nook.








  • A new JayC grocery store opens at 115-117 south Walnut Street. Owned by John C. Groub of Seymour, it was to employ seven including manager Charles Miller. It occupied the space formerly used by the Whaley Market and the Evans Electric company.



  • The Bloomington Sheet Metal Works, owned by Cleve Branham, gets a contract for installing an air conditioning system at the nation's new gold repository, Fort Knox.