The Man From Peru

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152020

On a side street in the friendly little town of Peru, Indiana, we came across the handsome two-story home where one of America’s most beloved and prolific composers was born. Cole Albert Porter was born June 9, 1891, the only child of Samuel Fenwick Porter, a druggist, and Kate Cole Porter. His maternal grandfather was […]

Apr 092018

On a visit to the Miami County Museum in Peru, Indiana I spotted an oversize pair of bib overalls hanging on the wall and learned about the man who wore them, a gentle giant named Robert Wadlow. Born in Alton, Illinois on February 22, 1918, Robert Pershing Wadlow was the first child of Addie and […]