Peoria Stories

Tales from the Illinois Heartland

by Ken Zurski

From the author of The Wreck of the Columbia comes a collection of stories about people and events which helped shape a city and region. Included are profiles of Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Lindbergh and many other famous and not so famous figures who played a part in the rich history of Peoria and Central Illinois. Incorporating important historical milestones like the first flights, the rise of the automobile, and radio’s early days, Zurski skillfully intertwines local and national perspectives into each story for a captivating trip back to the past. Peoria Stories will both enlighten and entertain.

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SRP: $18.95 paperback, $25.95 hardcover

Page Count: 208

Publication Date: 29 October 2014

ISBN-10: 1937484238 paperback, 1937484858 hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-1937484231 paperback, 978-1937484859 hardcover