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Bluemer will speak at BCGS meeting

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogy Society will meet at 7 p.m. May 23 at the Society library, 629 S. Main St. in Princeton.

The speaker for the evening will be Ron Bluemer, a distinguished area educator who makes his home in Granville.

Bluemer is the author of 12 books on Illinois Valley history. He was a teacher in the Putnam County schools from 1967 to 2001. He has continued in the education field as an adjunct professor of history at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby.

The program that Bluemer will present is based on his book “Rally Round the Flag.” He will tell the accounts of union soldiers from the Tri-County area learned through their letters sent home from the Civil War battlefields and camps.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

For more information, visit the library during regular hours of operation, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, or the first Saturday of each month, or call 815-879- 3133.

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