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Lake View Park Concession Stand: 1916

Lake View Park Concession Stand: 1916

Concession stand runners and helpers, circa 1916, servicing the Lake View Park baseball field. Lake View Park (1883-1921).

Lake View Park was near the River, at the foot of Grant Street, Averyville-Peoria, Illinois. Lake View Park was the home of the Peoria Distillers, a Triple-I League team (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League). The Peoria Distillers entered the league in 1905, winning three league championships; in 1911, 1916 and 1917. Baseball was suspended in 1918 on account of World War I, when the Distillers returned in 1919, they changed their name to the Peoria Tractors. (Permission granted and courtesy of Peoria Historical Society Collections) View full size.

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