Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Our family lives in the Bloomington/Normal area.  Now known as uptown Normal and downtown Bloomington.  Population estimate is 77,773 for Bloomington  and 52,570 for Normal.

This area is flat farmland best known for growing corn and soybeans.

Spraying corn

We do have some some highlights.  Old route 66 runs right through here.

Old route 66 - Carlock, Illinois

Two large insurance companies, State Farm and Country Financial Companies have their home offices here and we have four colleges/universities: 
  1. Heartland College
  2. Lincoln College
  3. Illinois State University
  4. Wesleyan University
We also are known for having the Beer Nuts company and Beich Candy company.

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