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Springdale Cemetery: Memories of a Lifetime

Grand View Drive takes you back to the early 1900s, when a group of influential Peorians envisioned a park and scenic drive on the bluffs overlooking the Illinois River. Completed in 1903, the park garnered national attention, and 100+ years later, remains a favorite of motorists, picnickers, romantics, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts of all sorts. According to a long-told story, former president Teddy Roosevelt was riding in a car to the Peoria Country Club in 1910 when his driver apologized for the bumpy roads. Roosevelt said he didn’t mind because it was “the world’s most beautiful drive.”

 

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View from Grand View Drive
Fall view from Grand View Drive
View from Grand View Drive
Construction of Grand View Drive
Construction of Grand View Drive
Construction of Grand View Drive

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