Home / Featured Posts / Mattoon Boy Runs Away – August 25, 1910

Mattoon Boy Runs Away – August 25, 1910

It seems a curious 10 year old boy, Frank St. Peter wandered away from his Mattoon home in 1910. The crazy thing? He made it all the way to Rhinelander before he was found! He sold berries to earn money to buy a railway ticket!

WANTED TO SEE WORLD Mattoon Boy Runs Away and comes to Rhinelander. with a longing to see the world

The full page of that specific paper. August 25, 1910:

Full page view. August 25, 1910. Courtesy of newspapers.com. https://www.newspapers.com/image/?spot=25874018#spot=25874018



Check Also

Mattoon Nicknames

Time to correct your papers ——- see below.  How many were you able to identify? We …