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Washington Post Article about Illinois Society Plan

Washington Post Article about Illinois Society Plan

The Illinois State Society wanted to build a state trade show center in DC in the late 1920s. The idea was presented by Maj. Victor V.Martin who was president of ISS from 1923 to 1927. When Major Martin worked for many years for the Army Corps of Engineers and he owned a very valuable collection of autographs of famous Americans from history. When he died in 1962, he left his collection to the University of Virginia.

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