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Bloomington History Clock Tower Summary

Panel 8 depicts Bloomington as a major metropolitan center.

1978 - 1995

Third Largest City

A study of almost 400 years of history adds up to a rich legacy. Bloomington's skyline continues to rise as international attention focuses on the Mall of America. Public support affirms a high quality of life as the community prepares for its future. The age of the computer and high technology has arrived.

Education remains important; in fall 1991, Normandale Community College enrolled over 9,300 students. The performing and visual arts flourish. Abundant churches meet spiritual needs; recreational facilities encourage fitness for all ages. Bloomington maintains a natural environment from its plains and bluffs to the river valley below.

For its 88,250 citizens in 1995, the Bloomington History Clock Tower, built entirely by the community, is a celebration of its history, pride in today and promise for the future.

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Watercolor renditions © 1996 by Elizabeth Hood Anderson, Artist. History Note Cards are a project of Bloomington Community Foundation and the Bloomington History Clock Tower Association.