Normal is located in the central part of Illinois and a town in McLean County that is in the junction of the three interstate highways, wherein it adjoins Bloomington in the South and by Springfield in the northeastern side. The area where the present-day Normal was founded in the early part of the 1850s in between the Central and Chicago and Alton railroads, which were called previous as Bloomington or The Junction. The Illinois legislature passed a law in 1857, a bill that will establish a normal, or a teacher-training, a school that is in the locale. The citizens of North Bloomington and its businesses were subsequently succeeded in raising funds, and Abraham Lincoln drafted a bond that will ensure that the town will meet its financial obligations. The town's economy was mostly based on the university and in agriculture.
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