Plum Grove: Home of Iowa's First Territorial Governor, 1999

(1999) Plum Grove: Home of Iowa's First Territorial Governor, 1999. Cultural Affairs, Department of


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Plum Grove, one of Iowa's most significant historical sites, was the home of Robert Lucas, first governor of the Territory of Iowa from 1838 to 1841. It was built by Lucas in 1844, and remained his home until his death on February 7, 1853. Plum Grove may well be called the "Mount Vernon of Iowa" in honor of the able and always colorful Robert Lucas.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Plum Grove historic home, Territorial Governor Robert Lucas
Subjects: History and culture > Museums and historical societies
History and culture
History and culture > Historic preservation
State government > Elected state officials > Iowa Governor
ID Code: 40795
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 09 May 2022 16:04
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 16:04