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Charles B. Read
Charles B. Read
TitleCharles B. Read
SubjectBloomington, Illinois; Pioneers; Frontier & Pioneer Life; Merchants; Hardware Stores; Gold Miners
Description""Mr. Read was born in Warren, Mass., March 12, 1827. When a young man he became attracted by the mining rush for California, and spent five years there in the search for gold, and was successful in the quest. In 1856, he came to Bloomington for more than forty years, he [was] engaged in business here as a hardware merchant. Charles E. Read was one of the best known, oldest and most highly respected citizens of Bloomington. Of him the highest tribute that can be paid may be written: 'He was in all things and honest man.' "" The Daily Pantagraph 22 Feb. 1898
CreatorFenwick, Bloomington ILL
SourcePeople; Illinois Picture File 24
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:
CollectionBloomington-Normal Local History Resources (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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