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1303 4wd 05 The Handcart Trail Part 1 Fort Des Moines

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This building is located at the original site of Fort Des Moines. The sign on its side says it is the birthplace of Des Moines. The fort was established in 1843 but was only used for three years. The city of Des Moines continued to flourish after the fort was abandoned.

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