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Abigail Pearson Blair

Abigail Pearson Blair

Born in 1848 in Glasgow, Scotland, Abigail Pearson immigrated to California with her parents in the early 1850s. Her father, John McFarland Pearson, built the famed Pearson Sodaworks Building on Main Street in 1859, where he sold ice to affluent community members and operated a soda company. The Blairs – fellow Scotsmen with a lumberyard […]