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  Des Moines - LoveToKnow 1911
DES MOINES, the capital and the largest city of Iowa, U.S.A., and the county-seat of Polk county, in the south central part of the state, at the confluence of the Raccoon with the Des Moines river.
Des Moines is served by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, the Chicago and North-Western, the Chicago Great Western, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, the Wabash, the Minneapolis and St Louis, and the Des Moines, Iowa Falls and Northern railways; also by several interurban electric lines.
In 1843 the site was opened to settlement by the whites; in 1851 Des Moines was incorporated as a town; in 1857 it was first chartered as a city, and, for the purpose of a more central location, the seat of government was removed hither from Iowa City.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Des_Moines   (558 words)

  
 Des Moines: History - River Fort Becomes State Capital
"De Moyen," meaning "middle," was understood as a reference to the Des Moines River being the middle distance between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
Des Moines officially became the state capital—and its future growth was guaranteed—in January 1858 when two oxen-driven bobsleds hauled the state's archives into the city from Iowa City.
The city of Des Moines was immobilized in the summer of 1993 by flooding of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers.
www.city-data.com /us-cities/The-Midwest/Des-Moines-History.html   (762 words)

  
 Des Moines River. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
Des Moines River (duh MOIN), 535 mi/861 km long, Minn. and Iowa; rises in Curant L., NW Murray co., SW Minn. at 44°05'N 95°41'W; flows NE before turning SE across Iowa to the Mississippi R. at Keokuk, SE Iowa.
Des Moines R. and its tributaries were central to the Great Floods of 1993.
Heavy rainfalls of up to 5 in/12.7 cm–8 in/20.3 cm fell repeatedly in spring and summer in S Minn., all of Iowa, and N Mo. Des Moines was heavily damaged; its water purification plant was flooded for 11 days.
www.bartleby.com /69/13/D02113.html   (153 words)

  
 City of Des Moines Action Center - City History
river of the mounds which referred to the burial mounds that were located near the banks of the river.
The consensus seems to be that Des Moines is a variation of Moingona, Moingonan, Moingoun, Mohingona, or Moningounas, as shown on early maps.
In 1857, Fort Des Moines was shortened to Des Moines and later that year the city was designated the capitol of the State of Iowa.
www.ci.des-moines.ia.us /departments/AC/Information/AChistoricalinfo.htm   (937 words)

  
 Hollanders of Iowa
When the Hollanders arrived upon their newly-purchased lands, the American settlers were accustomed to get mail at an office on the Des Moines River, but when the postmaster sold his farm to Scholte, his office came to an end.
Furthermore the position of Am­sterdam upon the river's banks proved to be unhealthful: this fact retarded its growth.
Although steamboating on the Des Moines River continued to appeal to Iowans of that day and several boats succeeded in navigating the uncertain channel at different times, as a means of transporting produce to southern markets the river route failed dismally to satisfy the needs of the settlers.
www.rootsweb.com /~iasioux/books/hollanders/hollanders_13.htm   (1635 words)

  
 Des Moines River - IA
The Des Moines is an interesting larger river and usually navigable all year, but especially better in the late spring.
Iowa hwy 92 to the Des Moines River between Knoxville and Oskaloosa.
Check river maps for the Eveland Access on a county road, and Ottumwa, IA on hwy.
www.paddling.net /places/showReport.html?862   (360 words)

  
  Des Moines River, Minnesota MN, township profile (Murray County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Des Moines River is a township in Murray County.
The latitude of Des Moines River is 43.977N.
Median rent in Des Moines River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $125.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=268755   (0 words)

  
  Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines (pronounced "de Moyne") is the capital city of the U.S. state of Iowa.
The Des Moines River[?] and Raccoon River[?] meet south of downtown and serve as the city's primary water supply.
Des Moines is also the name of a city in the state of Washington: see Des Moines, Washington
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/de/Des_Moines.html   (501 words)

  
 Des Moines River
The Des Moines River is a tributary river of the Mississippi River, approximately 525 mi (845 km) long to its farther headwaters, in the upper Midwest of the United States.
The largest river flowing across the state of Iowa, it rises in southern Minnesota, and flows across the state of Iowa from northwest to southeast, passing from the glaciated plains into the unglaciated hills near the city of Des Moines, which takes its name from the river.
Historic floods on the river and its tributary the Raccoon in the summer of 1993 forced the evacuation of much of the city of Des Moines and nearby communities.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/d/de/des_moines_river.html   (418 words)

  
 Des Moines travel guide - Wikitravel
Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa, located in the central region of the state.
Des Moines is the capital of Iowa, which rests in the midwestern region of the United States of America.
Des Moines is approximately 500 miles south of the Canada/US border and the city is in the south-central portion of the state.
wikitravel.org /en/Des_Moines   (9033 words)

  
 History - Saylorville Lake - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Des Moines River, the largest river in central Iowa, has a history of too much or too little water, depending on the season.
The Des Moines local flood protection project was authorized by Congress on December 22, 1944.
Des Moines River flows were diverted through the outlet channel in July 1975, and the final section of the dam was built across the old channel of the Des Moines River between July and October 1975.
www2.mvr.usace.army.mil /Saylorville/History.cfm   (881 words)

  
 Journal-Express/The Reminder - Des Moines River played an integral part in the growth of Tracy, Marion County
The river that slices through the heart of the state from the Minnesota border on the north to its confluence with the Mississippi River on the south has been a barrier to progress, a highway for commerce, a crucial provider of water and food, a recreational resource - and always a challenge.
The river still sometimes remains "a barrier to be crossed." After wading or fording the river with oxen or horse-drawn wagons proved impossible or inadequate, early settlers first tried to ferry across to access the rich farmlands beyond.
When looking at the Des Moines in the drought-plagued summer of 2003 when there are exposed ripples, rocks and sandbars in places where old-timers do not remember ever seeing them, it is hard to imagine steamboats on the river.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=10247340&BRD=1463&PAG=461&dept_id=180222&rfi=6   (1155 words)

  
 Des Moines (city Iowa) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Des Moines (city, Iowa), capital of Iowa and seat of Polk County.
The city is located in the central part of the state, where the Des Moines River...
Des Moines (river, United States), river, central United States, rising in southwestern Minnesota, and flowing southeast through Iowa to the city of...
encarta.msn.com /Des_Moines_(city_Iowa).html   (169 words)

  
 City of Des Moines Action Center - City History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
river of the mounds which referred to the burial mounds that were located near the banks of the river.
The consensus seems to be that Des Moines is a variation of Moingona, Moingonan, Moingoun, Mohingona, or Moningounas, as shown on early maps.
In 1857, Fort Des Moines was shortened to Des Moines and later that year the city was designated the capitol of the State of Iowa.
www.dmgov.org /departments/AC/Information/AChistoricalinfo.htm   (937 words)

  
 Des Moines, IA
Founded in 1843 as a military outpost on a triangle of land at the fork of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers, Iowa's political, economic, and cultural capital has evolved into a sophisticated city and is the corporate headquarters for a dozen big-time businesses, including the Wall Street Journal.
Moreover, Des Moines is the home of Drake University and the fabled Drake Relays, one of track-and-field's oldest and most storied events.
The Saylorville-Des Moines River Trail, 23.7 flat miles of asphalt, follows the river northward past prairies, ponds, and forests from Birdland Park on the east edge of downtown to Big Creek State Park beach at the far end of Saylorville Lake.
www.fitnesssports.com /RunnersWorld/RW_des_moines.html   (1710 words)

  
 Des Moines River - State canoe route: Minnesota DNR
From Windom to Kilen Woods State Park, the river valley is bounded by low hills and willow, green ash, slippery elm, and various grasses line the banks.
The bedrock is similar to that of the Red River Valley of the north, with generally sedimentary rocks covered by typical glacial deposits.
Cultural Information - The Des Moines river valley was the frontier of settlement in Minnesota during the 1850's and was the site of raids by a renegade band of Indians led by the Warrior Inkpaduta (Scarlet Point).
www.dnr.state.mn.us /canoeing/desmoinesriver/index.html   (372 words)

  
 Des Moines River Locks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The project was designed to make the Des Moines River navigable from its mouth to the Raccoon Fork (present site of Des Moines) by constructing a series of twenty-eight locks and dams.
Towns along the river dreamed of unprecedented growth, with steamboats bringing loads of people and supplies to their docks.
Though boats could no longer ply the river, the river power could still be harnessed and used by the many mills along its banks.
showcase.netins.net /web/villages/riverlocks.htm   (198 words)

  
 1844 Allen Expedition through Iowa Territory - Part 1
Established and commanded Fort Des Moines on the Des Moines River at the mouth of the Raccoon River.
The timber of the Des Moines for this distance is fully equal to the wants of its share of the prairie dividing it from other streams, and will easily supply all of the farms that may be made tributary to the river.
This river, where we saw it, was narrow and swift for its quantity of water, and had scarcely any low bottoms for the expansion of its waters at times of high floods.
www.jlindquist.com /allen.html   (4133 words)

  
 Scouting
The Des Moines River near Camp Mitigwa was a distal reach of meltwater on the Des Moines Lobe.
The Des Moines River terraces are also effected by the meandering movement of the river channel.
The Des Moines river is a graded river and thus will seek equilibrium of neither eroding nor aggrading its bed.
www.public.iastate.edu /~miller/eco/DMterraces.html   (466 words)

  
 Des Moines Biking 2005
The Greater Des Moines Metropolitan Area and surrounding 8 counties contain approximately 300 miles of existing off-road trails, of which there are 30 miles of off-road trails within the City of Des Moines.
Des Moines has plans to add approx 19 miles of trail to the city over the 5 yrs.
Des Moines Bike and Trails Advisory Committee – This committee is an advisory group to the Des Moines Park and Recreation Board and advises on bike and trail related projects and budgets in an effort to improve trails and bicycling in the City of Des Moines.
www.bikeroute.com /NationalMayorsRide2005/DesMoines/DesMoinesBiking2005.html   (845 words)

  
 Highways of Des Moines
IA 15, which followed IA 1 from Ames to Des Moines, was dropped north of Ames and renumbered IA 28 south of the intersection of 7th Street and Indianola Avenue.
US 69 was extended to downtown Des Moines at the same time, but in May of 1935, it followed US 65 from that point through Des Moines to Ames, where it followed the remainder of the original IA 15 all the way into Minnesota.
IA 64 was removed from the Des Moines area (the standalone segment west of Grimes became IA 44), and the original IA 60 was decommissioned.
iowahighways.home.mchsi.com /highways/desmoines.html   (5638 words)

  
 Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines is a center of Iowa culture and boasts a wide array of museums, arts centers, and performance events.
The Des Moines Metro Opera has educational and outreach programs and is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the state.
Des Moines is known for Gray’s Lake Park, the premier park in Central Iowa.
www.citytowninfo.com /places/iowa/des-moines   (888 words)

  
 Iowa whitewater - Des Moines River, Webster County
Des Moines River doesn't have a lot of paddling stretches, the Breens stretch is the only one.
This section of Des Moines River in Iowa is 0.1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III section of whitewater.
Des Moines River, Breens section is a stretch of whitewater with medium difficulty.
www.riverfacts.com /rivers/11202.html   (943 words)

  
 Area Attractions: Embassy Suites On the River - Des Moines Area Hotels - Iowa
We’re one of the most convenient hotels near the Des Moines Art Center, Simon Estes Amphitheater, Wells Fargo Arena and the Iowa State Capitol, as well as Drake University and Des Moines University.
Des Moines is home to great outdoor recreation, including numerous golf courses and bike trails.
The hotel is located along the scenic Des Moines River and several lakes are all within a short drive.
www.embassysuitesdesmoines.com /attractions.aspx   (198 words)

  
 Pendroy Surname History Information
The old pioneer town of Red Rock, Iowa was on the Des Moines River, and was named for the red sandstone of the nearby bluffs along the Des Moines River, which was later quarried in places.
As noted in the Treaty, the line ran on the south side of the Des Moines River at the White Breast river fork into the Des Moines River, directly north through the "Red Rocks" on the northern bluffs of the Des Moines River.
It was once a thriving frontier river town and was settled in 1843s and thrived during the brief steamboat era along the Des Moines River in Iowa.
home.att.net /~Pendroy   (569 words)

  
 Embassy Suites Hotel On River Des Moines IA Iowa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The newly-renovated embassy suites downtown des moines hotel is located in des moines' historic east village on the river close to the iowa state capitol, the science center of iowa, the des moines civic center, des moines veterans auditorium, the offices of the principal financial group and the polk county convention complex.
This upscale full-service all-suite hotel is only minutes from the des moines botanical center, hyvee hall, wells fargo arena, des moines mercy medical center, the iowa governors mansion, principal park - home of the iowa cubs, the iowa state fairgrounds, blank park zoo and the campus of drake university.
Guests of the embassy suites downtown des moines hotel stay in spacious two-room suites and receive a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, a nightly manager's reception and high-speed internet access.
www.bookyourstay.com /hotel-13361.html   (655 words)

  
 Des Moines, river, United States — FactMonster.com
Des Moines, river, 535 mi (861 km) long, rising in SW Minn. and flowing SE across Iowa to the Mississippi River at Keokuk, SE Iowa.
Flowing through fertile farmland, the river floods in the spring and is nearly dry in late September; dams were constructed to regulate its flow.
It is the main source of water for Des Moines, Iowa.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/us/A0815276.html   (76 words)

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