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Illiopolis Business Association 

Local History

Taken from a 1901 Supplement to The (Illiopolis) State Center Record


 Mr. Fred. W. Ishmael, to whom the State Center Record is indebted for a few illustrations in this edition, is, we are proud to say, a native of Illiopolis. Mr. Ishmael has earned fame and reputation in the field of journalism, exhibiting both marked ability and originality

 In the parlance of the profession Fred has a “nose for news” a fact which the Illinois State Journal, and Springfield Monitor thoroughly appreciated. Mr. Ishmael’s State Fair Souvenir was a mechanical, artistic and literary success and reveals the ability and resourcefulness of its young editor and compiler.

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