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Jordan House: Central Iowa’s Connection to the Underground Railroad
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- February is Black History Month and the West Des Moines Historical Society invites the public to view a local connection to the underground railroad. The Jordan House in West Des Moines has public tours every Friday and Sunday 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Jordan House was built in 1850 and became a designated stopping point on the Underground Railroad for slaves seeking freedom. The executive director of the West Des Moines Historical Society Gail Brubaker said while many people stopped at the house, they most likely never set foot in the actual home.