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08 April 2012

Black Sheep Sunday: "Doc Adams Has His Up and Downs" 1909

Perry Daily Chief, The | Perry, Iowa | Thursday, February 11, 1909 | Page 1
This is a humorous Black Sheep article.  While perusing Perry, Iowa newspapers I noticed this story about "one of the strongest plungers" in the country.  I don't think they mean he is a plumber, either!

The story regales the misadventures of  "Doc Adams"; son of well known Dr. John W. Adams from Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  The young son had a 'overwhelming passion for gambling'.  The article ends with Doc Adams hoping to regain his lost fortune in Canada.

I wonder whatever happened to him?

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