Meet photographer David Richmond and writer Michael Adams, as they share their unique new book, Prairie Jewels. It’s filled with striking panoramic images of Iowa’s county courthouses and their surrounding communities. Wonderful narratives incorporating large chunks of history, architectural detail, journalism and personal observation accompany each image. Richmond and Adams traveled to all of Iowa’s 99 counties to photograph and tell the story of each of the state’s 100 county courthouses. Among the Romanesque, Beaux Arts, Victorian, Prairie and contemporary buildings they encountered, they found are tales of community pride, intrigue, gravitas and whimsy. The book will live for decades to come as an essential resource for those interested in Iowa’s history, architecture and governance.