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Flick Fact: Donating a pig can enroll you at Illinois Wesleyan? | rail item

Questions: True or false? If you don’t think you have enough cash to enroll at Bloomington’s Illinois Wesleyan University, giving the university a pig or several bushels of corn and beans might work.

answer: That was true back in 1932, when the Great Depression was holding students back because of low finances. That’s when the government, fearful American students would give up going to college, began encouraging universities, like IWU, to find “innovative” ways for students to be able to attend college.

Photos: Glorious Garden Festival gives smiles in Twin Cities

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Nova Zigerell, 6, left, with mother Lin Lin, appreciate on Saturday Heliopsis helianthoides at Sarah’s Garden at the David Davis Mansion. The Bloomington mother-daughter duo attended the Glorious Garden Festival.


Brendan Denison


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University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteer Cheryl West on Saturday picks off invasive Beatles in Sarah’s Garden at the David Davis Mansion in Bloomington.


Brendan Denison


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Shown center is Cindy Parli, of Carlock, on Saturday as she proceeds through a backyard garden off of Country Club Place in Bloomington, as part of the Glorious Garden Festival.


Brendan Denison


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Holly Bess, of Normal, inspects delphinium flowers in her backyard home garden Saturday on Kristin Drive.


Brendan Denison


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This fairy garden in Normal was featured as part of one of 10 stops on the Glorious Garden Festival on Saturday.


Brendan Denison


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This fairy garden in Normal was featured as part of one of 10 stops on the Glorious Garden Festival on Saturday.


Brendan Denison


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