Thursday, January 04, 2007

Schmoll Bros.

Schmoll Bros. Grocers, corner fifth and Broadway. Peru is fortunate in having quite a number of elegant stores of one kind or another. One of the neatest and best arranged groceries is the handsome building at the corner of 5th and Broadway,conducted by the Schmoll Bros. The interior is fitted with the latest style of shelvings and the most finished counters and cases. A full line is carried including all kinds of groceries, canned and bottled goods, fine teas, coffees, spices, fruits and vegetables.In the rear is an elegantly fitted sample room, of which comprises foreign and domestic wines, liquors and cigars, also fresh beer on draught at all times.

Monday, January 01, 2007

One Hundred Year Ago

What happened in Peru 100 years ago? Let's look at some of the headlines in the Peru Republican--1907
Council ordered Main Street paved
Col. Ben Wallace buys the Hagenbeck Circus
Kendalville Furniture Co. and Chute & Butler factories locate in Oakdale
Palace 5 cent movie theatre opened on South Broadway
Capital stock of Senger Dry Goods Co. increased to $100,000. Prepares to move into new store, present location. note : The location is where Finchers Photo was
J. B. Goodall given contract to build Denver school
Standard Cabinet will erect factory
Peru's Model auto made in Oakdale starts for Florida
Nineteen graduate from Peru High School
Fire Departmen's gray horses are retired
Peru Fire Department on Fire
Because of a national shortage of cash, the Peru Banks urged people to spend money here at home, and outside loans are stopped. Money was allowed for pay rolls and depositors were allowed only a small sum each day
Wonder what headlines will emerge for 2007- one hundred years later?