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G. A. GRIMM. Gustave Adolph Grimm opened the Grimm Drug Store around 1900 at 704 Main. He manufactured and sold several different remedies including HERVEY'S GUAIAC SYRUP and a RUSSIAN CORN CURE.

Grimm moved his business to 784 Main around 1907 and opened the RED CROSS DRUG STORE. He remained at that location into the 1920s.



Burggraaf, Mike and Southard, Tom. The Antique Bottles of Iowa. Northfield, OH: Ohio Wholesale Copy Service, 1998