The Peoria Chess History Project is an ongoing effort to collect information about our local chess player and chess playing history. Peoria has a deep history with chess that goes back almost one hndred years (or maybe longer). The original Peoria Chess Association was 40th affiliate of the USCF in the entire nation. As time permits we will add other names to the list here. If you have information regarding our chess history, please let us know. Currently we are specifically looking for names of players/organizers who have played a significant part in Peoria chess history. Notes about their contributions would also be appreciated. There is no intention to slight anyone, if someone is left off, it's only my short term memory loss.