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America East Peoria

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Local author Jeanette Kendall will be doing book signings of her newly released book about the history of East Peoria as told through photographs at Eysal’s Coffee Roasters from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 22 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28.
The book will cost $23 (includes tax). Cash and checks accepted. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Fondulac District Library and the East Peoria Historical Society. For more information, to book a signing with the author or to order a book, call 309-645-8392.
The book contains 200 black and white photos that take readers on a trip down memory lane. Included in the book are photos of:
• TP&W Railroad
• Steak n Shake
• East Peoria High School
• Blue Bird & Luxe Theaters
• Fire & police
• Sommerfield’s
• Levi King’s
• Dixon’s ponds
• Taverns
• East Peoria
• Old and new downtown
• Franklin Street Bridge
• Carl’s Bakery
• Velvet Freeze
• The flood of 1927
• Bethany Missionary Church
• Parades
• Davis Bros. Pizza