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1917

From Bloomingpedia
Years: 1914 1915 191619171918 1919 1920

Significant events from 1917.

January

February

  • 21st - George Adams, a well known drayman on West 5th Street, is electrocuted in the act of turning on the light switch in his horse barn.

March

April

May

June

The Hill Agency moves to the Buckley Room, on the east side of The Square. Former occupant was the Graham Motor Sales Company.

A hailstorm breaks skylights at the store of Jesse Howe on the west side of the square and the Shaw & Cosner photo gallery. The cluster light post in front of Mr. Howe's store was also blown down.

July

August

Bloomington's Battery F leaves to fight in the war. Members of the battery assemble at the armory and marched to the Monon Station where a special train was waiting. The soldiers trained at Ft. Benjamin Harrison sailed for France on October 17. They saw 18 months service in France and three months in Germany, returning to Bloomington in May 1919.

September

October

November

December

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