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Bloomingpedia:This month's featured article/2009

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The following is a list of articles that have been featured on the front page in 2009. There is also a list of proposed feature articles.

January

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In 1868, William and James Showers bought out their father's interest in a Bloomington cabinetmaking business for $300. From this humble beginning, the Showers Brothers Company would grow to the point that in the 1920s, it produced 60 percent of the furniture manufactured in the U.S., claiming distinction as “The World’s Largest Furniture Factory.”

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February

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University Lake is a small reservoir northeast of Bloomington. It is located just off the IU Golf Course in the Griffy Woods Nature Preserve. The lake was originally intended as a means of backup water distribution to the IU campus in 1911. At that time, water shortages forced the City of Bloomington to cancel their water contract with IU, compelling the university to create its own freshwater reservoirs. The dam was built in 1911 and made larger over time as the university wanted to increase its carrying capacity.

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March

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University Lake is a small reservoir northeast of Bloomington. It is located just off the IU Golf Course in the Griffy Woods Nature Preserve. The lake was originally intended as a means of backup water distribution to the IU campus in 1911. At that time, water shortages forced the City of Bloomington to cancel their water contract with IU, compelling the university to create its own freshwater reservoirs. The dam was built in 1911 and made larger over time as the university wanted to increase its carrying capacity.

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Featured monthly articles of 2009