Peoria, Illinois, USA - Lake, South Park, Peoria, Ill.
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Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA

Established in 1691 by the French explorer Henri de Tonti, Peoria is the oldest European settlement in Illinois, and is named after the Peoria tribe...wikipedia


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1680 - Fort Crevecoeur (Peoria) founded
First European settlement in Illinois.
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1813 - Fort Crevecoeur (Peoria) renamed Fort Clark

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1823 - Fort Clark (Peoria) renamed Peoria

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1830 - December 29 - A very heavy snowstorm ushered in the "winter of the deep snow." The storm produced 30 inches of snow at Peoria IL and 36 inches at Kansas City MO.

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News  1903 - EXPLOSION IN BIG PEORIA DISTILLERY KILLS FOUR, HURTS FIVE. ENTIRE NORTH WALL BLOWN DOWN, BUT FIRE FORTUNATELY IS AVERTED. TWO MEN STILL MISSING.
OF THOSE RESCUED ALIVE FROM RUINS, TWO DIE ON THE WAY TO COTTAGE HOSPITAL - HOW ACCIDENT OCCURRED.
THOUSANDS DRAWN TO SCENE.
COMPANY ESTIMATES ITS LOSS AT $75,000 AND IT WILL BE SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE OPERATIONS ARE RESUMED.

Peoria, Oct. 3. - An awful catastrophe occurred at the plant of the...Read MORE...



1906
Peoria, a city, the capital of Peoria co., Ill., is pleasantly situated on the W. bank of the Illinois River, at the lower end of Peoria Lake, 160 miles SW. of Chicago, on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, the Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis and other railroads. It has several notable public...Read MORE...


News  1909 - THREE KILLED IN NORTHWESTERN WRECK.
Peoria, Ill., Jan. 16. - Two extra freight trains on the Chicago and Northwestern collided head-on Friday evening four miles northwest of this city. Three trainmen were instantly killed, one is missing and believed to be in the wreckage, and two others were seriously injured.
The dead:
JOE...Read MORE...



News  1912 - TWENTY BRADLEY STUDENTS HURT. WHEN FLOOR COLLAPSES WHILE ON AN INSPECTION TRIP THROUGH DISTILLERY.
Peoria, April 13. - A score of students of the Bradley Polytechnic institute were injured, twelve seriously, when a floor collapsed at the Woelner distillery, throwing fifty young people to the ground. The party was inspecting the fermenting room. Every police patrol and ambulance in the city was...Read MORE...


News  1929 - THREE MISSING IN PEORIA FIRE. WATCHMAN AND TWO FIREMEN BELIEVED DEAD IN RUINS OF PEORIA MARKET.
Peoria, Ill. - (AP) - Fire destroyed the Peoria Market, a four-story brick building in the heart of the business district, early today. Three persons were missing and at least two of them were believed to have been killed when the building collapsed. Damage was estimated at $1,000,000.

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News  1935 - EXPLOSION AT DISTILLERY TAKES LIFE OF ONE MAN.
Peoria, Ill. - (AP) - The ruins cooled, workmen Wednesday sought to extricate the body of JOHN BARDON, 38, the single victim of an explosion and fire at the Hiram Walker distillery here.

BARDON'S body was found Tuesday night by searchers directed by his brother, CHARLES, but salvage workers were ...Read MORE...



1953 - February 1 - WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting

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immigrant   Julius Theinert (20 November 1864, Bohemia (Czech Silesia?) - 28 October 1936, Peoria, Illinois, USA) gravestone

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America/USA  Rosina Sylvena Truesdell (20 May 1841, Conway, Massachusetts, USA - 16 January 1887, Peoria, Illinois, USA)
 


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