Q. You published an article listing the subjects of Streator Walldogs murals. I'm familiar with all of the subjects except one. What are the Zouaves?
A. The Zouaves were a late 19th century and early 20th century military drill troupe. The group originally performed at parades and fairs within 100 miles of Streator. After a debut at the Chicago Opera House in 1898, the act traveled across the nation. By 1900, the Zouaves began to tour Europe and garnered international fame.