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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.

Water ST Looking West with Swing Bridge in photo

Water St looking west with CB&Q track in view

Water St. looking Eastward

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

Water St Peru looking East

Water St looking toward NE at businesses

Water St looking East

Water St Peru Il flood of 1916

Water St Peru Il flood of 1916 looking West

Water St Peru Il flood of 1916 looking West

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

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

Peru Pike st and Water st looking north

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