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Des Moines, Iowa, USA - Walnut Street

Des Moines, Iowa, USA - History, Photos, Old Newspaper Articles

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From the Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa Amazing to see how the city's evolved over more than a century.

1870 Pearl St looking west towards the covered bridge.

near Monroe in The Amway Grand Plaza is now located where Sweet's Hotel sits in the photo (the light colored building in the center).

Funding for local authority archives for taking in public records

Currency converter at The National Archives (UK) ~ Take the money you find in old records and convert them to today's equivalents

There was a shortage of prison accommodation in the Victorian era, so long-term prisoners were transferred to provincial prisons, or to the dreaded hulks. The hulks were decommissioned warships anchored in the mud off Woolwich. They were dark, damp and verminous and few prisoners managed to escape. This is a cross-section of a hulk called the Defence, published in Henry Mayhew’s The Criminal Prisons of London, in 1862.

The hulks were decommissioned warships anchored in the mud off Woolwich. This is a cross-section of a hulk called the Defence, published in Henry Mayhew’s The Criminal Prisons of London, in