German Day, Bloomington, Illinois
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The streets of Bloomington, Illinois, are shown decorated for German Day. By 1870, 13% of the population of Bloomington was of German descent or born in Germany. The Germans in Bloomington held their own cultural events and had their own organizations. The Germans living in Bloomington had their own schools and churches, as well as their own German-language newspaper. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History 16 History; 18 Social systems
|McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|McLean County, Illinois|
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