Growing Up!  Those Times before Marriage. 

You may be interested in a look at growing up after the Second World War in “Born Before 1945.”

The Fifties saw the birth of Rock and Roll and a lot of good memories!

The American Hot Rod love affair started in 1950 when everything was much simpler. Our economy was growing, we had been at war in the 40’s and gone through a depression in the 30’s.

Scenes “Around Elmwood” of buildings and businesses now gone.

The biography of William J. Phelps, who founded Elmwood, was taken from the 1873 Atlas of Peoria County..

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