Posted on May 26, 2010 by Marci
- Des Moines river front, 04/01/1919, Hebard-Showers Co. photographer
Can you locate the following buildings in the above photograph?
City Hall/Municipal Building
Old public library
Post Office/Federal Building
Capital City State Bank
What else can you identify? Please post!
- labeled image
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Posted on May 13, 2010 by Marci
Pioneers of Polk County is a compilation of Sketches of Pioneers of PolkCounty, Iowa, and Reminiscences of Early Days, printed in the Sunday Register and Leader during the years 1904-5-6, that they may be more tangible and accessible to those who desire to preserve them. –from the Introduction of Pioneers of Polk County
This piece contains images and biographical information of Polk County pioneers. It can be viewed online at a fabulous repository called archive.org. Here, you can view it in an online reader or choose to download in one of many formats. All file formats can be found on the left hand side of the screen.
The print version is available for viewing at the Central, East, and North locations.
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Posted on May 7, 2010 by Marci
DMPL has a nice selection of Iowa published magazines and newsletters. In this post, I thought I would list the magazines/journals that we have current subscriptions for along with links to their catalog info and/or website. Titles at the Central library cannot be checked out as they are a part of our permanent Iowa Collection, but branches may have circulating items.
Iowa Architect / website
Iowa Bird Life / website
Iowa Gardening / website
Iowa Heritage Illustrated / website
Iowa Horticulturalist / website
Iowan Magazine / website
Midwest Living / website
Our Iowa / website
Successful Farming / website
Wood / website
Woodsmith / website
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