Famous, but Forgotten II
In the second edition of “Famous, but Forgotten” the lives of an author, a publisher, a political influencer and an artist are explored. Minna Inglis Clark Fletcher was born in Alton and raised in Edwardsville. She was an internationally best-selling author in the 1940s-1960s writing under the name Inglis Fletcher. Charles Seybt was an immigrant who went into the milling business. Recognizing a need he founded the Millers Mutual Fire Insurance Company and became a national leader in the milling industry. Vasil Stephanoff was a Bulgarian immigrant who founded a Bulgarian newspaper that became the largest foreign language newspaper in the United States. Charles Boeschenstein was a newspaperman, then a banker, but he was known nationally for his politics. He was once called the most influential Democrat in the state of Illinois.