Saturday, July 15, 2006

Circus Parade in Peru

Bands, Floats, Animals, Circus City Queen, Miss Indiana U.S.A., all make up the 2nd largest parade in Indiana. Grab your lawn chair and head downtown Peru on July 22, 2006 at 10:00.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Railroad Man's Watch

It is an old, old story, but nevertheless a true one, that next to a Good Wife A Railroad Man's Watch is his most constant and faithful and companion. A Good Wife brings happiness, success and prosperity. A Good Watch brings safety, confidence, pleasure, and earns money; on the reliability of a railroad man's watch his life frequently depends, and many other precious lives entrusted to his care, besides much valuable property. The Best Wife, and the Best Watch, are none too good for a good railroad man. Don't abuse your wife--don't abuse your watch--and you will live longer, be more prosperous, always satisfied, and alway on time.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Family Night at the Circus

At the first of this week I observed the kids at the circus building washing their mats and propping them against the building to dry. They are making sure all of their equipment is in good working order. They have had run-throughs -- they are ready for their audience--and are anxiously waiting to present the Greatest Amateur Circus in the World.
Starting with family night tomorrow evening there will be performances until Saturday the 22nd of July.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Two Circuses in Peru

October 5, 1888--The crowd drawn to Peru by two circuses on Oct. 2, made a profitable time for the merchants and they were not called upon to subscribe to any fund to draw people here for the benefit of a political party either
Note: "Wallace & Co.'s World's menageria, international circus, alliance of novelties and Mardi Gras Carnival," exhibited on west Third street below Baum's saloon. The "John Robison, 10 big shows combined" exhibited on the Foote lot, between Clay and Tippecanoe streets and Fifth and Sixth. Robinson advertised a $300,000 grand free street parade, and Wallace & Co. "The most superlative scene of splendor ever beheld by mortal man. More Golden Chariots, Mythical Tableau Cars, Harnessed elephants, camels, elks, zebras, and a world of mellifluous music." A great crowd of people came and attended both circuses, one in the afternoon and the other in the evening.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Big 40

Happy Birthday sweet Malissa.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Birthday in Peru

HAPPY BIRTHDAY on your 86th Birthday!!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Cole's Boiler Lets Go

July 24, 1885--Saturday at 12:35, while most people of Peru were at dinner, many were startled by an explosion, which jarred the houses and caused a rattling of the sash and glass in the windows, and the silver, glass and queensware on the shelves of dealers. Some thought it was an earthquake, others a cannon, and a few believed that a steam boiler had exploded in the vicinity. It did not take long to discover that it was at the brewery just south of the river. The cloud of dust raised by the explosion was not dissipated for some brick-bats, boards, mortor and debris generally filled the air for some moments. The engine and boiler room, situated at the east side and near the north-east corner of the main building, was completely demolished. The bricks from walls were scattered over an acre of ground. They had rained against every foot of the massive stone wall of the ice house. The heavy boiler with its fifty-two flues was broken in two parts near the middle.