Area history, July 12, 2018

Area history, July 12, 2018

Today is Thursday, July 12, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, the streets of Champaign-Urbana were filled with veterinarians attending the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Associaton conventon. The vets learned how to vaccinate hogs.

In 1968, employees for a fertilizer company discovered elephant's teeth that may be as much as 25,000 years old near Sullivan as they were dumping gravel.

In 2003, Baltimore Aircoil said it planned to expand its plant in Paxton. Company spokesman Jim Furlong said he expected about 30 manufacturing jobs to move to Paxton by the beginning of 2004.

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