Pieces of Iowa’s Past, March 27, 2013

(2013) Pieces of Iowa’s Past, March 27, 2013. Legislative Services Agency (Legislative Service Bureau)

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Pieces of Iowa’s Past, published by the Iowa State Capitol Tour Guides weekly during the legislative session, features historical facts about Iowa, the Capitol, and the early workings of state government. All historical publications are reproduced here with the actual spelling, punctuation, and grammar retained. THIS WEEK: History of Iowa from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century BACKGROUND: BENJAMIN F. GUE BENJAMIN F. GUE was born in Greene County, New York, on December 25, 1828. His education was acquired in the public schools, with two terms in academies of Canandaigua and West Bloomfield. He taught school in the winter of 1851 and early in March 1852, came to Iowa, and bought a claim on Rock Creek in Scott County. He was an abolitionist and took a deep interest in the antislavery movements of that period.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: State Capital, Tour Guide Staff, Tours, History of Iowa, State Government
Subjects: History and culture
History and culture > History of Iowa
State government
ID Code: 15422
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2013 19:53
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2013 19:53
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/15422