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Dr. Bookham

Dr. Bookham, now of Missouri, some old settlers aver, kept a store in the county at an earlier day than any other man, while others dispute the statement. At any rate the Doctor kept a store near the 'Botna river, where the Lewis bridge now is, in 1852 or 1853.

From "History of Cass County, Iowa Together With Brief Mention of Old Settlers," by Lafe Young, Atlantic, Iowa, Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1877, pg. 13.

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