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Streator Canteen

Mural sponsored by Streator Onized Credit Union.
Project Leader - Nancy Bennett
Location - Park Place (406 East Hickory)

The Streator train station was home to the Parents Service Club Free Canteen during WWII. The canteen was open from November 1943 to May 1946 and served an estimated 1.5 million soldiers and sailors. The troops would be fed coffee, sandwiches, cookies and fruit (all at no charge) by volunteers boarding the train while it was serviced. The Canteen fed 5,500 soldiers on its busiest day. Word of the Streator Canteen spread quickly during the war, even catching the attention of celebrities like Shirley Temple and Claudette Colbert, who visited the Canteen. Volunteers came from throughout a 60-mile radius around Streator, from 47 communities in nine counties. The volunteer core included members of 30 service organizations in Streator. 

Classmates can now share photos on any topic they feel the rest of us would enjoy in picture galleries. And, they can add as many gallaries as they wish. Simply:

  1. Click on "The Review" in the column on the left side of the home page.
  2. Click on an existing photo group to enter a gallery someone else created.
  3. Go to the last page of pictures in the gallery and click on the "Create Your Own Photo Gallery Here" button at the bottom of that page.
  4. Follow the directions on screen to create your gallery of photos.

Remember, as always on this site, you must be able to find where the pictures are on your computer. In other words, what file they are in; most will be in "My Pictures."

Only you can add photos to galleries you create, and all photos you add will be credited to you inside your gallery!

Well, it's not quite "The Review" we knew in high school, but it can be a wonderful way to share photos of your families, trips, old high school pictures, and other stuff that interests you.



We didn't have the "computer advantage" when we were growing up so many of us are a little timid when approaching this newfangled contraption. With that in mind, a new forum section entitled "All You Need to Know But Are too Shy to Ask" has been created.

 The new feature has directions for many of the skills needed to take full advantage of our web site. It even explains how to print those directions so you can have them in front of you as you navigate into new territory.

 A second feature explains exactly how to obtain additional help with any problem which may come up. It's really simple: just email me, as site administrator; and I'll get the answer straight from the experts at Class Creator.

So now, with a little bit of determination, you can fully explore the site, send emails, reply to survey questions, comment in forums, and load pictures. Just click on the link below.


or copy and paste the following into search


Glad to have you online with us!

Please register and choose a password so you can explore the complete site we have created. It's filled with classmates' memories, pictures, updates, information on the Fifties, and more.

So Welcome to the World of Streator High School 1958!


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