• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill
  • Created Date
  • 7-18-00
  • Description
  • Asahel Gridley, McLean County's first millionaire, had much to say about early farming. Gridley is recognized as one of the first citizens to arrive in Bloomington, Illinois. He arrived there in 1831 and played a role in the founding of the first newspaper and telegraph office. He was a prominent businessman, lawyer and a politician. He was also a friend of Abraham Lincoln's. Asahel Gridley was an important influence in McLean County affairs i... more
    Asahel Gridley, McLean County's first millionaire, had much to say about early farming. Gridley is recognized as one of the first citizens to arrive in Bloomington, Illinois. He arrived there in 1831 and played a role in the founding of the first newspaper and telegraph office. He was a prominent businessman, lawyer and a politician. He was also a friend of Abraham Lincoln's. Asahel Gridley was an important influence in McLean County affairs in the late 1800s. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History. 15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems. less
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