Philo members and their dates enjoy the 1911 Peanut Night, held in the banquet hall of the Colonial Hotel.

When peanuts inspired parades, posh parties at Monmouth College

Professor Russell Graham, Class of 1870, penned his recollections of the origins of Peanut Night in 1911.

Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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