Des-moines Sentence Examples

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  • Earlier he'd signed up to take his July vacation in Iowa, biking the 400 miles across that state on a seven-day bike tour known as "RAG­BRAI," named for the sponsoring Des Moines Register newspaper.

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  • In the south the western fork of the Des Moines River, flowing for 125 m.

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  • In 1878 he went to Des Moines and ten years later was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives.

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  • The chief building in Des Moines is the State Capitol, erected at a cost of about $3,000,000; other important buildings are the public library (containing, in 1908, 40,415 volumes), the court house, the post office, the Iowa State Historical building, a large auditorium and two hospitals.

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  • Des Moines is the seat of Des Moines College, a Baptist institution, co-educational, founded in 1865 (enrolment, 1907-1908, 21 4); of Drake University (co-educational; founded in 1881 by the Disciples of Christ; now non-sectarian), with colleges of liberal arts, law, medicine, dental surgery and of the Bible, a conservatory of music, and a normal school, in which are departments of oratory and commercial training, and having in 1907-1908 -1764 students, of whom 520 were in the summer school only; of the Highland Park College, founded in 1890; of Grand View College (Danish Lutheran), founded in 1895; and of the Capital City commercial college (founded 1884).

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  • A fort called Fort Des Moines was established on the site of the city in 1843 to protect the rights of the Sacs and Foxes.

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  • 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.

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  • A fort was re-established here by act of Congress in 1900 and named Fort Des Moines.

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  • The former difficulties with the Des Moines Rapids of the Mississippi (which are passable for rafts and light boats at high water) have been overcome by a canal from Keokuk to Montrose constructed by the National Government.

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  • The chief cities are Des Moines (pop. in 1905, 75,626), Dubuque (41,941), Davenport (39,797), Sioux City (40,952), Cedar Rapids (28,759), Council Bluffs (25,231) and Burlington (25,318).

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  • The state legislature, or General Assembly, composed of a senate and a house of representatives, sits biennially at Des Moines.

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  • West of the Mississippi the Coal Measures are subdivided into two series, the Des Moines below and the Missouri above.

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  • It is served by the Chicago & North-Western (which has construction and repair shops here), the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul, and the Newton & North-Western railways, and by the Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern (inter-urban) railway, of which it is the headquarters.

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  • In 1841 Fremont surveyed, for the government, the lower course of the Des Moines river.

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  • It is served by the Illinois Central, the Chicago Great Western, the Minneapolis & Saint Louis, and the Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern railways, the last an electric interurban line.

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  • On his release he settled in 1837 on the Sauk and Fox reservation on the Des Moines river, in Iowa, where he died on the 3rd of October 1838.

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  • The hotel was built to accommodate Des Moines River steamboat travelers and served as an underground railroad station for runaway slaves.

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