Thursday, June 09, 2011

A one-llama town in Nebraska

A bank, a bar, a restaurant, a water tower and a college.

Oh . . . a museum, too.

That's about it when one considers Peru, Neb., population not much.

Then one day in April, a funny thing happened. A bus full of celebrities from the
other Peru -- no, not Illinois . . . from the country in South America -- rolled into town. A tourism film ensued. One for the country in South America.

And, oddly enough, for the tiny burg in southeastern Nebraska.

The story has been all over the Nebraska press. A local band has become more famous in Peru than it is here.

Tourists from Peru, the country,
are showing up in Peru, the teeny town in a corner of the Cornhusker State.

I wonder what the Peruvian expression for "Go figure" is.

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