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PROVOOST, Benjamin B.

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PROVOOST, Benjamin B. (New York, NY, Feb. 15, 1813--Oct. 22, 1881). In 1854, Provoost came to Dubuque after being appointed Chief Engineer of the DUBUQUE AND PACIFIC RAILROAD. He located the road to Sioux City and had charge of building the road as far west as Manchester. He afterward located and helped build the Western Union Railroad from Freeport to Lanark.

Provoost was for many years one of the directors of the SECOND NATIONAL BANK.

See: Roswell B. MASON

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Source:

Oldt, Franklin T. The History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880, p. 859-860