Historical-Midwest Books, 2002. Paperback. Very Good. Item #075080
Clean and bright; three page-corner folds, otherwise no owners' marks; bottom margins show occasional shallow wrinkles; soft cover has modest fading along the spine and some edgewear, including tiny laminate peels starting at the corners; otherwise well-kept. vi, 420pp. Benjamin Franklin Allen (or B. F. Allen) explored what is now central Iowa while a soldier, after discharge became a banker of good reputation, and eventually built what remains the state governor's mansion.