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September 11th, 2001 Attacks

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This article documents some of the effects of the well known September 11th, 2001 terrorist attcks on Bloomington. it also documents the effects of the attacks on Bloomington residents.

Short-term Effects

Firemen show up behind the Bakehouse
People look for signs of what is happening and if it is a local terrorist attack
  • On the day of the attacks, people were alarmed when a fire alarm sounded downtown. Approximately 20 people came outside to investigate what was otherwise a normal fire run for the Bloomington Fire Department.
  • The Herald Times published a special 4pm edition documenting the events of the day.
  • Indiana University canceled classes the following Friday to allow students to attend a vigil.
  • The evening after the attacks, there were instances of price gouging at several local gas stations in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Prices rose as high as $4/gallon, which was nearly 3 times the norm at the time. Some gas stations had lines of cars waiting to pump gas.

People Involved

The following people are from or lived in Bloomington and were directly affected by the attacks:

  • Andrew Stoeckley worked on the 42nd floor of Tower 2. He to took a sick day on September 11th, 2001, and was therefore not in the towers at the time of the attacks.