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James Jordan's house is located at 2001 Fuller Rd, in West Des Moines Iowa it is one of the Iowa Underground Railroad houses that is still standing and was one of John Brown's freedom trails. The house was built and owned by James Jordan.
James Jordan was a Complicated man like most men of his time. He was born in West Virginia in 1813 and moved to Iowa in 1845, he was once a slave catcher and became an abolitionist he was a member of the Polk County Underground Railroad. He was an Iowa state lawmaker, also he was a federal lawbreaker, as he was breaking a fugitive slave act, also helping his friend John Brown to break the same law. He lived in this house until his death in 1893.
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