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Learn about John Wesley Powell

Local author and historian Ron Bluemer will discuss the history of John Wesley Powell at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the library in Hennepin. He was an educator, veteran, explorer and geologist that lived in Putnam County. This is part 1 of a series. Participants will learn about Powell’s background in Putnam County, and enlistment in the Union Army and commanding the construction of Ft. Powell in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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