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McHistory: From Cabinets To Coffins

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McLean County Museum of History
This advertisement appeared in the 1970-1971 Bloomington city directory.

John L. Walcott was Bloomington's first undertaker.

Credit McLean County Museum of History
There is no known photograph of John L. Wolcott. Here's the grave marker for Wolcott and his wife Caroline Baker at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington.

This episode of McHistory shares the story of one cabinet furnisher turned coffin maker.

This episode of McHistory was produced by WGLT's Mary Cullen, featuring Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History and Seth Wheeler, a volunteer with the museum.

Hear more local history stories by subscribing to WGLT's McHistory podcast.

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