PEORIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S FACEBOOK PAGE REVEALS POPULAR TOPICS

by Steven E. Streight

One way to keep informed about living in Peoria is to follow the Peoria Historical Society's Facebook page.

I learn about what Peorians and former residents of the Peoria Area are most interested in by looking at what PHS wall posts get the most traction with our fans. You might be inspired to become a contributor to Peoria Life online magazine by considering the most popular topics. During August and September, the most successful topics included Bartonville State Hospital, the Captain Jinks Show, Peoria Mineral Springs, Abraham Lincoln, and Hiram Walker. READ MORE

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WHAT DO PEORIANS LIKE MOST ABOUT PEORIA?

by Steven Streight

Have you ever asked yourself what you like most about Peoria? What are your favorite aspects of Peoria now? What do you like, or find most interesting, about Peoria's past?


If you spent your childhood in Peoria, you probably have some great memories that you share with your friends and children. I fondly recall drive-in theatres, Midget Studios (a novelty shop that sold fake rubber dog poop and vomit), Street Scene with John Day (a live TV news show that took place in downtown Peoria), Miracle Mart, Corral Smorgasbord, The Barn, Jethro Tull at Bradly Student Center, cruising Main Street with all the hippie head shops and jeans stores, Lums Restaurant and the Lumburger, milk delivered in bottles in the morning, and many other Peoriabilia. READ MORE

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ZEAL WITHOUT SUBSTANCE

by Steven E. Streight

One of the strangest things I've seen in my many years of marketing work is the passionate person of mediocrity. Often someone has great zeal about their their new business, but they're not excellent, they have no expertise, they are not high quality.

They have noble goals, but have not developed to the point of having a genuinely unique and helpful product, or a whole new approach to a problem.

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INTRODUCING STEVEN STREIGHT, EDITOR

by Steven E. Streight

Your experience here will be contingent upon quality content that is relevant to your needs and interests, entertaining, thought-provoking, and accurate. It is my goal and privilege to help ensure that this site be loaded with valuable material that celebrates, illuminates, and facilitates your understanding and appreciation of the past, present, and future of the Peoria area.

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