“Pursuit of a Dream”
Trying to find that perfect gift for the history lover? We've got you covered! The new book is about James Jordan, his family and work on the Underground Railroad, but that's not all! In this amazing book by Louise Gately, you'll learn about:
- early Des Moines history,
- how religion influenced development in Central Iowa,
- why the capitol building is on the east side of Des Moines,
- how the railroads came to Central Iowa,
- and much much more!
Extensively researched and written in a lively voice, 'Pursuit of a Dream' is available at the Jordan House, Historic Valley Junction and Beaverdale Books!
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