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Frontmatter

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Acknowledgments

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p. vii

We could not have hoped to begin, much less complete, a project of this scope without the assistance and support of many others. First and foremost, we wish to thank the State Historical Society of Iowa for its support, both moral and material, of our work. We are truly grateful for all that the Society has done to make our work possible. We also wish to thank a group of historians who reviewed our selections for inclusion and made numerous suggestions for...

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Introduction

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pp. ix-xi

The character of a state is determined by the character of the people who inhabit it. Iowa has been blessed with citizens of strong character who have made invaluable contributions to the state and to the nation. Of course, the creators of a biographical dictionary for any state in the Union could likely make the same claim. And yet...

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The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa

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pp. 1-578

Adams, Dudley Warren (November 30, 1831–February 13, 1897) —fruit grower and Grange leader—was born in Winchendon, Massachusetts. His family moved to a small farm when he was four. Educated at home and in the district school, he became a teacher in his native state, where his family had been eminent for nearly two centuries. At age 21, Adams became an early settler of Waukon, Allamakee County...

Contributors

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pp. 579-586

Topical Index

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pp. 587-594