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Name:    Turpin, Thomas Milton
Profession:  Hotel, Tavern, or Restraunt Owner
Category:  Economy/Employment
Born/Started:    1873
Died/Ended:    1922
Description:    Thomas Turpin owned the Rosebud Café at 2220-22 Market Street. He was a composer and source of inspiration for a generation of ragtimers in the St. Louis area. Turpin´s "Harlem Rag," published in 1897 was one of the earliest rags written for the piano.

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