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We have located another living Gypsy Coed and learned of an unknown trip in the summer of 1942.

October 23, 2012

The June 3 Peoria Journal Star Story about the Gypsy Coeds and the Silver Streak raised the general awareness, and brought a call  to the Peoria Journal Star reporter who wrote the story, Scott Hilyard.   Her name is Jean Turnbull Campbell.  She was originally from  Speer Illinois.  In 1942 she accompanied her good friend  Margaret Burnett, Darlene and Marge Dorgan on a short trip to Chicago in the summer of 1942.  Jean lives on the North side of Peoria, recalls sleeping on the beach of Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago and wishes she would have been able to go on other trips.  She celebrated her 93 birthday in August.

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