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Civil War group to hear about J.B. Wakefield

January 4, 2019

The first meeting of 2019 for the Rochester Civil War Round Table will look at the Civil War years of career Minnesota politician J.B. Wakefield.

“The J.B. Wakefield Autograph Book” will be presented by Dale Blanshan at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the History Center of Olmsted County, 1195 West Circle Drive SW, Rochester.

Wakefield, a Connecticut native, served in the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1857-58, 1863 and 1866; in the Minnesota State Senate from 1867 to 1869; was lieutenant governor from 1876 to 1880; and represented southwestern Minnesota in Congress from 1883 to 1887.

The public is invited.

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