Harlan House – Home of Senator Harlan – Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

This Mount Pleasant Italiante style home was built by James Harlan on the edge of the Iowa Wesleyan College campus and was completed in 1872.  Harlan was the first Republican Senator from the State of Iowa and he became a close friend of Abraham … [Read more...]

Camp Harlan Civil War historical marker – Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Senator James Harlan of Mt. Pleasant was instrumental in working with the the War Department to authorized a military training camp at Mount Pleasant in October of 1861. The first recruits began arriving that September at Camp Harlan, which was designated … [Read more...]