Peoria Historical Society tour takes people down memory lane in Grandview Drive

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PEORIA, Ill. – A Peoria Historical Society tour takes both tourists and locals back in time to get more background on Grandview Drive.

They begin on the oldest part of the World’s Most Beautiful Drive, where they hear about the construction along the Illinois River Trail. They make some stops by historical houses and share stories about people who have lived or work there. One of those homes include the castle right across the Country Club of Peoria.

“Even if you grew up here, and there are people who have lived here a long time and they say ‘I didn’t know that’. If you’ve lived here all your life, there’s things that you will learn or just the opportunity to have someone else driving and a guide pointing out the sites,” said Marilyn Leyland, volunteer guide at Peoria Historical Society.

The other half of the tour takes people to the Springdale Cemetary which is the oldest one in the state. They also got to hear stories about people who have been laid there.

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