Ten Years on The Iowa Frontier: Pioneer Experiences of William H. Ingham in the Fifties

By: Harvey Ingham (1858-1949)

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FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Unpaginated. [92 pages]. Frontispiece portrait of author, illustrated with halftone photographs throughout; text clean, unmarked, with the exception of a blue-ink fingerprint on the title page. Gilt-stamped brown cloth, patterned endpapers; binding square and tight, corners bumped and rubbed. Bookplate of Peninsular Chapter, Alpha Delta Phi on front pastedown. Very Good. William H. Ingham (1827-1914) was born in frontier Herkimer County, New York. An aborted trip to the California gold fields in 1849 found Ingham in Minnesota and Iowa where he explored western Iowa and finally settled in Kossuth County in north west Iowa. From his vantage point as one of the first white people in the state, William Ingham's accounts are given great weight, but the journalist Harvey Ingham has done his best to corroborate these accounts with those of William Ingham's contemporaries. William Ingham went on to become an Indian fighter, real estate developer, and banker. Harvey Ingham was co-owner and editor of the Des Moines Register, 1903-1943. REFERENCES: Storm, Graff Collection, No. 2111; Howes, U.S.iana, No. I43.

Title: Ten Years on The Iowa Frontier: Pioneer Experiences of William H. Ingham in the Fifties

Author Name: Harvey Ingham (1858-1949)

Categories: Iowa,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: N. P.:, N. P.: 1915

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: WY617-135

Keywords: Harvey Ingham, Ten Years on The Iowa Frontier Pioneer Experiences of William H. Ingham in the Fifties, Iowa History, Iowa Pioneers