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Baker is almost done conducting business in Orange City. He described the Dutch colonists as “industrious careful people.” He loaned $6,000 to local residents. He also went hunting.
Orange City, loans, Dutch colony, land agents, Maris Peirce, hunting, Mary Stephens
Baker, William Howard, "Letter from W. Howard Baker to Mary M. Stephens, Orange City, Iowa, October 1, 1876" (1876). William Howard Baker Letters. 3.