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[fohl-suh m] /ˈfoʊl səm/
of, relating to, or characteristic of a prehistoric North American cultural tradition extensive in the Great Plains about 11,000 years ago and typified by the use of the Folsom point.
Origin of Folsom1
after Folsom, a village in NE New Mexico, near where remains typifying the culture were found in 1925


[fohl-suh m] /ˈfoʊl səm/
a town in central California. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Meantime, despite his years, Folsom decided to push on for the Gap.

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  • "But our men have the new breech-loaders now, Mr. Folsom," said the officers.

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  • Folsom had a talk with Red Cloud, and tried to induce him to turn back.

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  • They would be escorted as far as Omaha, and there Folsom himself would meet them.

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  • All the same had Folsom bought big blocks and built his home there.

    Warrior Gap Charles King

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