Iowa pioneer James Cunningham Jordan was important in the development of the state and Central Iowa. Among many things Jordan was a family man, religious leader, stockman, politician, and railroad promoter, but most well known is his role as Chief Conductor for the Underground Railroad in Polk County. Author M. Louise Gately has created a well researched, fascinating and unique look into this family’s roots in West Des Moines. Copies of “Pursuit of a Dream” will be available for purchase from the West Des Moines Historical Society.
Free and open to the public thanks to the support of West Des Moines Historical Society Members, the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation and the Iowa Arts Council.