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Peoria is a city inside of Phoenix, Arizona. Many visitors come to the area during the spring to see their favorite professional baseball team during Spring Training in the Cactus League.

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  1. The word "Peoria" is a corruption of the Illini word for "prairie fire".
  2. Peoria is the spring training home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners who share the Peoria Sports Complex.
  3. Peoria is home to two beauty schools and there are over 25 beauty schools within 30 miles.
  4. Peoria's first newspaper, The Peoria Enterprise, was printed weekly from November 14, 1917 to April 1921.

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