Birdseye Map of Peoria, Illinois (1867)

A. Ruger's Birdseye map Peoria, Illinois in 1867.
Birdseye Map of Peoria, Ill
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Date: 1867
Author: A. Ruger
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Ruger's Peoria [gmap], Illinois is an odd little image that draws one's attention to a peculiar “V” shaped set of bridges; one a plank road, and one a rail line.

As near as I can tell, the bridges were near'bouts where the modern-day I74 Bridge crosses. I welcome any clarification about this odd configuration

Peoria was the oft-talked-about hometown of Richard Pryor; it'd come up in his bits quite often. I think he was a pretty clever guy, for the record.

For more maps and images from this period in Peoria's history, visit the Illinois State Historical Society.

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