A look at
Minonk's past

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This is a view of the claypit looking east from the top of the Minonk jumbo at the north edge of town. The claypit was a resevoir originally dug out for use in making brick by the Minonk Brick and Tile Company before the 1900's. In later years it became a favorite swimming hole for young Minonk men. Years ago boys would sometimes go swimming in the nude since girls where never around and the pool was secluded. A few people drowned in the claypit as well. The claypit was filled in in the 1980's.