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Posted September 30, 2015in Once Upon A Time

From the Des Moines City Council minutes

100 years ago (October 1915): Major event this month detailing the “Street Car Franchise,” requiring compromise, a new contract and Council Resolution. Just as important was the permission granted to [...]

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Posted September 02, 2015in Once Upon A Time

From the Des Moines City Council minutes

100 years ago (September 1915): First item of business of the month: Moved and carried, “that the City Hall be closed Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 1, to give the employees a [...]

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Posted August 12, 2015in Once Upon A Time

From the Des Moines City Council minutes

100 years ago (August 1915): Ordinance No. 2396 passed “prohibiting circuses, menageries, caravans, shows or any other exhibition or performance of any kind whatsoever between the 25th day of August [...]

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Posted July 01, 2015in Once Upon A Time

From the Des Moines City Council minutes

100 years ago (July 1915): Ordinance passed with a penalty for “powerful or dazzling headlights on motor vehicles on the public streets” to be “not less than $5.00 nor more [...]

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Posted June 03, 2015in Once Upon A Time

From the Des Moines City Council minutes

100 years ago (June 1915): Both cesspools are “full and overflowing” and in “deplorable condition,” reported health officer Dr. Sayler and A.B. Pray, plumbing inspector, of the Deptartment of Public [...]

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Posted May 06, 2015in Once Upon A Time

From the Des Moines City Council minutes

100 years ago (April/May 1915) : City Purchasing Agent “to trade the value of one horse named ‘Rex’ $40; two horses, ‘Igo’ and ‘Ames’ $225; one mare and colt, $35; [...]

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Posted April 08, 2015in Once Upon A Time

From the Des Moines City Council minutes

100 years ago (March 1915) : Legal department asked to render an opinion on City rights, and manner of control or regulation of fees of the new “so-called jitney bus [...]

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Posted March 04, 2015in Once Upon A Time

From the Des Moines City Council minutes

100 years ago (February 1915) : Permission granted to J.C. Watson to “shoot two pounds of dynamite for breaking frozen ground” on the premises of C. Staves, 1730 York St., [...]

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Posted February 04, 2015in Once Upon A Time

From the Des Moines City Council minutes

100 years ago (January 1915) : Welsbach Street Lighting Company to install a gas street lamp at West 37th street and Kingman Boulevard. Des Moines Electric Company directed to install [...]

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