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Iowa, Tama County, Tax Records, 1865-1939
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Tama, Iowa, 
United States
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Location of Tama County, Iowa
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Record Description
Record Type Tax
Collection years 1865-1939
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Tama County Recorder, Toledo


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  • When paid
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