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Making these images viewable for those interested is a TEAM effort. I want to THANK the folks who made many of these pictures we see possible. The names are MAZE, TOM ROMANOWSKI, and EUGENE SMANIA.
These are historically significant and open up the past for us. We learn from them and we see that Water St. was quite a bustling area. Numerous business fronts seen here and steamboats on the river too. The CB&Q railroad track ran along the river with a depot just a short distance from the bottom of Putnam St. where the IL river swing bridge was.

Thanks Gene for dropping these pics off to me. Many I had never seen before. Thanks to all those who preserve these photos and pass the history of our area on to the next generations.

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Water ST Looking West with Swing Bridge in photo

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Water St looking west with CB&Q track in view

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Water St. looking Eastward

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Water St looking East just past Putnam st. Swing bridge would be behind photographer

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Water St Peru looking East

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Water St looking toward NE at businesses

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Water St looking East

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Water St Peru Il flood of 1916

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Water St Peru Il flood of 1916 looking West

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Water St Peru Il flood of 1916 looking West

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Water St area looking toward maze lumber CB&Q RR cars

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CB&Q RR depot just past Putnam and Water st. in Peru IL

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Peru Pike st and Water st looking north































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