Jul

6

2015

Love History? We’re Looking for YOU!

Are you a history buff? Yearn to be a tour guide? Then the West Des Moines Historical Society wants to talk to you about becoming an on-call tour guide at the historic Jordan House. You will interact with students, parents, groups and individuals,... 

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Feb

6

2015

Underground Railroad: West Des Moines’ Jordan House

February is celebrated as Black History Month in the United States and Canada. Local channel ABC 5 broadcasted a story on Jordan House and Jordan’s role in Underground Railroad and his hospitality to slaves seeking refuge along the underground railroad. Read... 

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Dec

29

2014

The West Des Moines Speedway

World Record Broken at Valley Junction Racetrack As the boys played ball on the freshly mowed field, the sound in the distance is a small Ford tractor finishing its clipping chores.  The scent of cut grass on this sultry summer dusk stirs the senses... 

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Aug

6

2014

Judge Pratt Spoke at the Naturalization Ceremony

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege to be the first to congratulate you on your new citizenship. A little later this morning I will again congratulate each of you personally when I present you your certificate of citizenship, and I certainly look... 

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