Peoria, Illinois

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Talking Christmas tree in Bergners at Sheridan Village,Peoria, Il. Had a friend who sat in there & smoked while answering the kid's questions LOL Weird Pictures, Old Pictures, Holiday Time, Christmas Time, Beloit Wisconsin, East Peoria, Creepy Smile, Peoria Illinois, Vintage Mom

Luciano: Talking Christmas Tree answers a few questions

It was the best of jobs. It was the worst of jobs. It was the Bergner's Talking Christmas Tree.

Interior of train car restored as restaurant, Vonachen's Junction, Peoria, IL, Audrey Thompson Pekin Illinois, East Peoria, Junction City, Fun Places To Go, Central Illinois, Vintage Soul, Train Car, Great Pictures, 3

Interior of train car restored at Vonachen's Restaurant in Junction City, Peoria, IL

My Wife's great grandma was the gun ma for the shelton game & she used to make liquor in the bathtub during prohibition.Woulda loved to have met her! Peoria Illinois, Southern Illinois, Norman Rockwell Paintings, Good To Know, American History, Middle School, Liquor, Mobsters, St Joseph

Peoria and The Shelton Gang

Prohibition saw the rise of “bootlegging” gangs throughout the country. In Peoria, the Sheltons dominated the illegal booze trade, and later, gambling.

Peoria is the oldest community in Illinois. Peoria Illinois, Central Illinois, Flash Photography, Photography Website, East Peoria, Vintage Postcards, Vintage Cards, Saint Charles, Great Pictures

Peoria Illinois

Use the group pool to post your best pictures of the city of Peoria, IL, and the surrounding counties of Peoria, Tazewell, Fulton, and Woodford. Show us the things that scream Central Illinois. Try to avoid those shots that could be taken anywhere. Be courteous to others; please don't post more than 2 or 3 in a row. More than three in a row will be pruned at the discretion of the admin. Things that have absolutely nothing to do photographically with the subject of the group will be deleted…

Heritage House ad from Nov. Trivia: Salty Sam (Captain Jinks show) was a manager at The Heritage House (his real name was George Baseleon). Pekin Illinois, Norman Rockwell Paintings, Trivia, Growing Up, 1960s, Childhood, Names, Restaurant, Memories

Heritage House ad from Nov. 1, 1974, Peoria IL. Trivia: Salty Sam (Captain Jinks show) was a manager at The Heritage House (his real name was George Baseleon).

Paddle boats on the lagoon in the park. Every kid in Pekin has a lifetime of memories in this park, it's a special place. Pekin Illinois, Central Illinois, Paddle Boat, Green Valley, Summer Bucket Lists, Great Pictures, Summer Fun, Kayaking, Places To Go

Pekin Park District, Pekin, Illinois

Located in Central Illinois, the Pekin Park District system encompasses over 2,500 acres of land developed into 15 parks. Residents enjoy boating, fishing, golf, miniature golf, hiking, biking, swimming, ice skating, and many other activities and planned programs.