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ID: 7013546
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Des Moines (inhabited place)  Des Moines (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 36 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.6000  decimal degrees
Long: 093 36 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -93.6000  decimal degrees

Note: Located in S central Iowa in center of Corn Belt; state's largest city; from 1910 to 1920 local coal deposits exploited & city's economy grew; was site of 1st WAC training center during WW II.

Names:
Des Moines (preferred,C,V)  ............ used since fort & E area of fort merged in 1856
Fort Des Moines (H,V)  ............ established in 1843 to service rights of Sauk & Fox Indians
East Des Moines (H,V)  ............ developed near Fort Des Moines & was almagamated with fort in 1856 to form present city

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Iowa (state)  ............  Iowa (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Polk (county)  ................  Polk (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Des Moines (inhabited place)  ....................  Des Moines (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established as a fort in 1843 & opened to white settlers in 1845
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1857
state capital (C)  ............  since 1857 when transferred from Iowa City
county seat (C)
commercial center (C)
administrative center (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for farm implements, tires, chemical works, packing houses, aircraft parts, brick, leather goods & cement
mill center (C)  ............  for flour
publishing center (C)  ............  especially for farm journals
agricultural center (C)  ............  for dairies
educational center (C)  ............  houses Drake University, Grand View College & Open Bible College
cultural center (C)  ............  includes KRNT Theatre, Iowa State Fair Grounds, historical farms of late 1800s & Iowa Museum of Agriculture

Sources and Contributors:
Des Moines..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 27
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS19001971
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 329
East Des Moines..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 27
Fort Des Moines..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 27
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 27
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS19001971
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 329
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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