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Peter Folsom Biograph
Peter Folsom Biograph
TitlePeter Folsom Biograph
SubjectFolsom, Peter, --[1817-1900]
DescriptionThis is the back of the photograph of Peter Folsom. It reads: ""Photo of P.Folsom at the age of 72. Peter Folsom, born in the town of Perry Washington County and State of Maine August 16th 1817: when very young removed to Harmony Somerset Co Maine where he resided until 1845 when with his wife he came to Bloomington Ills: by profession a surveyor and engineer. During the War 1861 to 1865 was Assessor of Internal Revenue commissioned by Abraham Lincoln for the 8th Congressional District in Illinois. Was a charter member of the Bloomington Library Association. County Surveyor for McLean County Ills, 8 years. Town Site Engineer for C&N.W. Ry 8 years from 1880 to 1888. Residing in Bloomington at this time. May 15 1891. Peter Folsom.""
SourcePeople; Illinois Picture File 352b
Digitization SpecificationsHP Scanjet 4070 Photosmart Scanner with HP Software
RightsThis image may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and educational purposes. For permission to publish, distribute, or use this image for any other purpose, please contact the Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive St., P.O. Box 3308, Bloomington, IL 61702-3308. Phone: 309.828.6091; Email:
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