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Bloomington in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Train Whistle Monument

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, September 29, 2020
1. Train Whistle Monument
Inscription.  Daily this whistle echoed from atop the Chicago & Alton Railroad shops on Bloomington's west side. This monument is dedicated to the thousands that labored there.

Labor Day 1982
 
Erected 1982 by Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly, AFL-CIO, Livingston & McLean Counties Building & Trades Council, AFL-CIO, McLean County Historical Society and McLean County CETA.
 
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 40° 28.21′ N, 89° 0.177′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker can be reached from West Wood Street west of Summit Street. Marker is located at Miller Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 907 W Wood St, Bloomington IL 61701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rhodes Mill Stones (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bloomington Fire Fighters IAFF Local #49 (about 400 feet away); Bloomington Fire Department (about 400 feet away); Dome (approx.
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By Jason Voigt, September 29, 2020
2. Train Whistle Monument
0.2 miles away); Miller Park's Segregated Beaches (approx. ¼ mile away); John M. Scott (approx. 0.7 miles away); Plane Crash Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Angeline Strode Turner Lamon (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
 
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By Jason Voigt, September 29, 2020
3. Train Whistle Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 21, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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