National Geographic : 1931 May
RAMBLES THROUGH THE PRAIRIE STATE DURING THE WORLD WAR THOUSANDS OF MEN TRAINED HERE FOR NAVAL SERVICE On the shores of Lake Michigan, hundreds of miles from the ocean, Great Lakes Training Station was the center where approximately 125,000 Middle Western youths prepared themselves for their country's defense. The administration building in the background. ) National Geographic Society Finlay Direct Color Photographs PAGEANTRY ENABLES CITIZENS OF BLOOMINGTON TO RECALL PIONEER DAYS McLean County was settled a century ago by emigrants from Eastern States. In the summer of 1930 their descendants held a centennial celebration, as a part of which buckskin-clad men and bonneted women reenacted important scenes from early history of the city.