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Fort Dodge

Fort Dodge

Author: Roger B. Natte

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738561827

Category: History

Page: 127

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Fort Dodge was founded in 1850 as a military post to police the Iowa frontier. A subsequent land boom created fortunes that were reinvested in the local economy. The town soon earned the nickname "Mineral City" because of the extensive deposits of coal, gypsum, limestone, and clay. By 1900, the city was a rail center and the world's largest producer of gypsum products. With a highly diversified economy, the city prospered and by World War I was able to claim to have more skyscrapers per capita than any other city in the Midwest and beautiful public buildings designed by some of the nation's leading architects. Between 1900 and 1925, Fort Dodge enjoyed the role as an important political center and the home of two U.S. senators, the director of the U.S. Mint, the solicitor of the Department of the Treasury, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, and the first presidential press secretary and speechwriter. Sons and daughters of the community went on to establish national reputations in art, music, literature, science, and journalism. Images used in this volume come primarily from the archives of the Webster County Historical Society and were chosen to represent the changing character of the community from 1850 to 1970.

Fort Dodge

Fort Dodge

Author: Megan A. Bygness

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738591919

Category: History

Page: 127

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In November 1850, at the juncture of the Des Moines River and the Lizard River, the US Territorial Army established a post named Fort Clarke. The following year, it was renamed Fort Dodge in honor of US senator Henry Dodge of Wisconsin. After the troops were disbanded in 1854, Maj. William Williams purchased the existing buildings and infrastructure from the US government and platted the city. Over the course of the 19th century, Fort Dodge developed into a booming city known as the leading industrial and cultural center of northern Iowa. The images in this book illustrate the world of 19th and 20th century Fort Dodge, presenting the strange and astonishing beauty of a bygone era and the incredible progress we have inherited.

The Tootin' Louie

The Tootin' Louie

Author: Donovan L. Hofsommer

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816643660

Category: Transportation

Page: 374

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The definitive history of one of the Midwest's most remarkable railroads.

Legislative Documents

Legislative Documents

Author: Iowa

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858012296772

Category: Iowa

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Contains the reports of state departments and officials for the preceding fiscal biennium.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009907093

Category: Law

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)