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October 22, 2015 Update: (More Pictures added)! Pictures from the Opening of the Exhibition, “Gypsy Coeds Ride the Silver Streak” at the Peoria Riverfront Museum

October 21, 2015
Mary & Stan Crawley enjoying the exhibit, Gypsy Coeds Ride The Silver Streak at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Mary is the daughter of Regina Fennell Butte, who went on the 1939 trip in the Silver Streak.

Mary & Stan Crawley enjoying the exhibit, Gypsy Coeds Ride The Silver Streak at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Mary is the daughter of Regina Fennell Butte, who went on the 1939 trip in the Silver Streak.

View of the Museum from Washington St (Note the banner)!

View of the Museum from Washington St (Note the banner)!

View of the the Museum from Water Street (note the banner sign!)

View of the the Museum from Water Street (note the banner sign!)

Mary Butte Crawley and Winnie Swearingen Hays saying hello

Mary Butte Crawley and Winnie Swearingen Hays saying hello

Winnie Swearingen Hays and Museum Member Joan Krupa looking at a book, Darlene's Silver Streak and The Bradford Model T Girls

Winnie Swearingen Hays and Museum Member Joan Krupa looking at a book, Darlene’s Silver Streak and The Bradford Model T Girls

Rosemary Hickey Welch and Mary Butte Crawley enjoying the Museum reception

Rosemary Hickey Welch and Mary Butte Crawley enjoying the Museum reception

The wall of fame, the 20 Gypsy Coed bio's

The wall of fame, the 20 Gypsy Coed bio’s

Kim, Kathy Winnie and John pose for a picture

Kim, Kathy Winnie and John pose for a picture

Kathie, Winnie and Kim in pose in front of the Silver Streak

Kathie, Winnie and Kim in pose in front of the Silver Streak

Lizzie Label on the right side of the Silver Streak Hood, Darlene's favorite slogan

Lizzie Label on the right side of the Silver Streak Hood, Darlene’s favorite slogan

Lizzie Label on the side of the Silver Streak....the legacy continues!

Lizzie Label on the side of the Silver Streak….the legacy continues!

Kathy Blakkan and Carmen Butte with Jean Turnbull Campbell. Jean traveled on the 1942 trip in the Silver Streak. Kathie is the daughter of Darlene Dorgan Bjorkman. Carmen is the wife of John Butte.

Kathy Blakkan and Carmen Butte with Jean Turnbull Campbell. Jean traveled on the 1942 trip in the Silver Streak. Kathie is the daughter of Darlene Dorgan Bjorkman. Carmen is the wife of John Butte.

This portion of the exhibit tells of the 8 trips, listing the year, who went and displaying memorabilia from the trips.

This portion of the exhibit tells of the 8 trips, listing the year, who went and displaying memorabilia from the trips.

My wife Carmen and me posing in front of the Silver Streak

My wife Carmen and myself  posing in front of the Silver Streak

Kathie Blakkan and her husband Bruce looking pretty comfortable in the Silver Streak. Kathie's mother Darlene owned the car and led friends on 8 long summer vacations.

Kathie Blakkan and her husband Bruce looking pretty comfortable in the Silver Streak. Kathie’s mother Darlene owned the car and led friends on 8 long summer vacations.

Gypsy Coed descendants meet each other at the Peoria Riverfront Museum exhibit reception,

Gypsy Coed descendants meet each other at the Peoria Riverfront Museum exhibit reception, “Gypsy Coeds Ride the Silver Streak”. Kathie and Bruce Blakkan and Joel Bjorling. Kathie is the daughter of Darlene Dorgan Bjorkman and Joel is the son of Patricia Moffitt Bjorling.

Gypsy Coed descendants at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, Bernie Hickey, Kathie Blakkan, Rosemary Hickey Welch, and Denny Hickey. Kathie is the daughter of Darlene Dorgan Bjorkman. Bernie, Rosemary and Denny are the children of Helen Fuertges Hickey.

Gypsy Coed descendants at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, Bernie Hickey, Kathie Blakkan, Rosemary Hickey Welch, and Denny Hickey. Kathie is the daughter of Darlene Dorgan Bjorkman. Bernie, Rosemary and Denny are the children of Helen Fuertges Hickey.

The Silver Streak, staged in the middle of the exhibition hall at the Peoria Riverfront Museum in the exhibit,

The Silver Streak, staged in the middle of the exhibition hall at the Peoria Riverfront Museum in the exhibit, “Gypsy Coeds Ride The Silver Streak.”

Kimberly Rusesky, grand niece of Winnie Swearingen Hays, Kathie Blakkan, Daughter of Darlene Dorgan Bjorkman, Winnie Swearingen Hays and John Butte at the Peoria Riverfront Museum reception for the exhibit opening,

Kimberly Rusesky, grand niece of Winnie Swearingen Hays, Kathie Blakkan, Daughter of Darlene Dorgan Bjorkman, Winnie Swearingen Hays and John Butte at the Peoria Riverfront Museum reception for the exhibit opening, “Gyspy Coeds Ride The Silver Streak”

Kathie and Bruce Blakkan at the Peoria Riverfront Museum for the exhibition,

Kathie and Bruce Blakkan at the Peoria Riverfront Museum for the exhibition, “Gypsy
Coeds Ride The Silver Streak”

Model T Tools and accessories on loan from Ron Dupree

Model T Tools and accessories on loan from Ron Dupree

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