EDWIN MINOT DAWES
The sixth child of a grocery store owner, Edwin Minot Dawes reported in an interview that his mother encouraged him to draw pictures to "keep him out of mischief." He was born at Boone, Iowa on April 27, 1872. In 1893 he moved temporarily to Denver, Colorado, where he had difficulty making a living so he took a job making signs for windows. Some time later he returned to Iowa and in 1896 he left Des Moines for Minneapolis where he joined his father and brother Clarence in the business of manufacturing and wholesale selling of baking powder. City directories show Dawes lived in Minneapolis between 1892 and 1909. Meanwhile, Edwin conti
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