Watch “Pursuit of a Dream”

November 21, 2019 10:12 am

Thanks to support from the Friends Foundation of the West Des Moines Library and Conjunction Media, all the 2019/2020 Iowa Files programs can be watched online.

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.

You can watch author Louise Gately’s program on the life and times of James Jordan by clicking here.