Biographies and Portraits of the Progressive Men of Iowa; Leaders in Business, Politics and the Professions; Together with an Original and Authentic History of the State, by Ex-Lieutenant-Governor B. F. Gue Volume 1

Biographies and Portraits of the Progressive Men of Iowa; Leaders in Business, Politics and the Professions; Together with an Original and Authentic History of the State, by Ex-Lieutenant-Governor B. F. Gue Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... project, a majority of the members of the bridge company declined to assume the responsibility and the bridge has never been built. Mr. Crapo was chietiy influential in securing the establishment of the Soldiers' home, located at Marshalltown, and delivered the address on behalf of the old soldiers at its dedication. He has been active in securing appropriations for the home ever since it was established. With the same energy and devotion he worked for the appropriation for the building of the soldiers' monument in Des Moines, and the passage of the bill was much due to his efforts. When the Burlington Subscription library, a stoek company, proposed to donate its valuable collection of books to the city, Mr. Crapo guaranteed the debt so the city council could accept the gift. Heading the list with a generous subscription, he speedily collected the balance, paid the debt, and Burlington's free public library was established. He has continued to take a deep interest in the library and is one of its trustees. As a member of the purchasing committee he has selected nearly all the books that have been purchased for the last fourteen years, something more than 12,000 in number. He has recently made it possible for the city to erect the new public library building by contributing about one-half of the cost thereof. As chairman of the building committee he had almost exclusive charge of the erection of the beautiful and commodious library building, which has no equal in Iowa. During his long and active business career in Burlington, Mr. Crapo has filled many positions of trust, in all of which he has been a zealous and faithful worker, serving without compensation for any services rendered the public. He has been president of the Burlington...show more

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123673923X
  • 9781236739230