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"Thomas Houghan of Edwards' Place, Part 2," by Erika Holst

  • June 05, 2012
  • 5:30 PM
  • Edwards' Place, Springfield, IL

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Erika Holst has found more about Thomas Houghan, the original owner and builder of Edwards' Place. This respected doctor and financier who amassed a great fortune in central Illinois land, led a double life that was discovered when his 'widow' sued over 400 people in the area for her dower rights.


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