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Dr. Robert Young lived in the home at 516 Capitol Ave., left, during an interesting period of Jefferson City’s history. As a teenager, he served with Capt. M.M. Parson in the Confederate Army, then returned to Jefferson City after medical school. He was the author of a series of columns in the People’s Tribune at the turn of the century.

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