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McHistory: Bloomington's Favorite Son

Adlai Stevenson
McLean County Museum of History
Presidential candidate and hometown-boy-made-good Adlai Stevenson arrives at Miller Park on Bloomington's west side on July 4, 1956, to speak to local Democrats gathered for an Independence Day picnic.

On the Fourth of July weekend in 1956, one of Bloomington's most famous residents returned to rally support ahead of the presidential election.

This episode of McHistory remembers Adlai E. Stevenson's call of support to his hometown.

This episode of McHistory was produced by WGLT's Mary Cullen, featuring Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History and Don Shandrow of the Coalescence Theatre Project.

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