Des Moines [Iowa]: 1845-1920 (Images of America Series)

By: McCue, Craig S.

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New paperback book copy of Des Moines [Iowa] by Craig S. McCue. Images of America series. From the book cover: Founded at the fork of two wilderness rivers, Fort Des Moines (which narrowly escaped being named Fort Raccoon) was a temporary garrison of dragoons to keep the peace between Native Americans and settlers until the area could be organized into a territory. An amateur photographer, historian, and collector of antiquarian books and memorabilia, Craig S. McCue offers a unique perspective on American life in this collection. The Images of America Series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston SC, 2006. 128 pages, 9.25 x 6.5 inches, 24 cm. Current list price 21.99.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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Founded at the fork of two wilderness rivers, Fort Des Moines (which narrowly escaped being named Fort Raccoon) was a temporary garrison of dragoons to keep the peace between Native Americans and settlers until the area could be organized into a territory. After the soldiers left in 1845, pioneers and squatters moved into the abandoned cabins of the stockade, and the city of Des Moines was born. Its central location between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers made it a natural center of provisioning and commerce for travelers heading west, and the city grew large enough to become Iowa s state capital in 1857. With the city consistently ranked in the top ten best places to live and work, the residents of Des Moines enjoy a quality of life that is the envy of most. This collection of images provides a look back to the historical roots that made the city what it is today."

Title: Des Moines [Iowa]: 1845-1920 (Images of America Series)

Author/Composer: McCue, Craig S.

Categories: History American Midwest,

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2006-08-30

ISBN Number: 0738540730

ISBN Number 13: 9780738540733

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 010744

Keywords: Arcadia Publishing Images of America Series, Craig S McCue, Des Moines Iowa History, 0738540730, 9780738540733,