Reverend Willis F. Folsom

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Reverend Folsom, a Choctaw, was born in Mississippi and removed with his family to Indian Territory in the 1830s. After being educated, he served as an interpreter for white missionaries among the Choctaws and was ordained a deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He was a great frontier preacher whose influence was widespread among both whites and Choctaws.


On OK-112 south of Pocola, Oklahoma. *

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