Unremembered – Book

by Ken Zurski Tales of the Nearly Famous & the Not Quite Forgotten A nonfiction collection of historical events and figures written by Ken Zurski. Zurski a broadcaster, speaker and author whose books recreate the past. This book casts a spotlight on several dozen personalities and shares their contributions to society and progress. A grand and…

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Peoria Stories: Tales from the Illinois Heartland – Book

by Ken Zurski From Ken Zurski, author of The Wreck of the Columbia, comes a collection of stories about people and events which helped shape a city and region. Included are profiles of Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Lindbergh and many other famous and not so famous figures who played a part in the rich…

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The Wreck of the Columbia – Book

by Ken Zurski On the night of July 5, 1918, a steamboat named Columbia, returning from a moonlight excursion, collapsed and sank in the middle of the Illinois River. Of the nearly 500 passengers on board that night, most were from the town of Pekin. Eighty-seven people lost their lives in the disaster. The rest…

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