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Peoria, Illinois, USA

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Peoria is the oldest community in Illinois.

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  • 1680 - Fort Crevecoeur (Peoria) founded
    First European settlement in Illinois.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1813 - Fort Crevecoeur (Peoria) renamed Fort Clark

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1823 - Fort Clark (Peoria) renamed Peoria

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 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.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1854 - Peoria
    Peoria, a handsome and flourishing city, capital of Peoria county, Illinois, on the right or W. bank of Illinois river, at the out let of Peoria...Read MORE...


  • Peoria, Illinois, USA
    The Genuine Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills
    for sale by
    W. R. Peck
    Chemist & Druggist
    203 S. Madison St.
    Peoria, Ill.
    Advertisement
  • Peoria, Illinois, USA
    Rhea, Smalley & Co.,
    Wholesale Dealers in All Kinds of Farm Machinery
    226 S. Washington and 120 Liberty Sts., Peoria, Ill.
    Advertisement
  • Peoria, Illinois, USA
    Yellow Dock Root
    put up by Allaire-Woodward & Co., Peoria, Ill.
    Advertisement
  • Peoria, Illinois, USA
    Valerian
    put up by Allaire-Woodward & Co., Peoria, Ill.
    Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
    Advertisement
  • 1895 - Peoria
    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, about...Read MORE...


  • Peoria, Illinois, USA
    It Bears the Brunt of Wash-Day work
    The Peoria Washer
    Clark, Quien & Morse
    401 Commercial Street
    Peoria, Ill.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    May 1898
    Advertisement
  • Peoria, Illinois, USA
    Lake, South Park, Peoria, Ill.
    Postcard
  • 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...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...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....Read MORE...


  • Peoria, Illinois, USA
    McKinley Bridge, Peoria, Ill.
    Postcard
  • 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...Read MORE...


  • Peoria, Illinois, USA
    Views of Peoria, Ill.
    Postcard
  • 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 ...Read MORE...


  • 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 ...Read MORE...


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

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The Genuine Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills
for sale by
W. R. Peck
Chemist & Druggist
203 S. Madison St.
Peoria, Ill.
Advertisement

Peoria, Illinois, USA
Pinterest
Rhea, Smalley & Co.,
Wholesale Dealers in All Kinds of Farm Machinery
226 S. Washington and 120 Liberty Sts., Peoria, Ill.
Advertisement

Peoria, Illinois, USA
Pinterest
Yellow Dock Root
put up by Allaire-Woodward & Co., Peoria, Ill.
Advertisement

Peoria, Illinois, USA
Pinterest
Valerian
put up by Allaire-Woodward & Co., Peoria, Ill.
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Advertisement

Peoria, Illinois, USA
Pinterest
It Bears the Brunt of Wash-Day work
The Peoria Washer
Clark, Quien & Morse
401 Commercial Street
Peoria, Ill.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Advertisement

Peoria, Illinois, USA
Pinterest
Lake, South Park, Peoria, Ill.
Postcard

Peoria, Illinois, USA
Pinterest
McKinley Bridge, Peoria, Ill.
Postcard

Peoria, Illinois, USA
Pinterest
Views of Peoria, Ill.
Postcard


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

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1823 - Fort Clark (Peoria) renamed Peoria

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 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.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1854 - Peoria
    Peoria, a handsome and flourishing city, capital of Peoria county, Illinois, on the right or W. bank of Illinois river, at the out let of Peoria... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Peoria
    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, about... Read MORE...

  • 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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 ... Read MORE...

  • 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 ... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com

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