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In the early 1900's, there were older homes in the area of the Capitol building. This view was taken east of the state house and forms a part of one of the principal drives around the Capitol grounds.

1976 marked the 130th anniversary of the Des Moines Public Schools. This booklet is a celebration of that event.It provides many of the historical highlights of the development of schools within the city of Des Moines, Iowa.

Photograph of Charles Reuben Keyes taken in the 1930's.

Photograph of Professor Charles Reuben Keyes at Cornell College in the 1907 yearbook, The Royal Purple.

This is a page from the collection "Bicentennial Reflections: History of Des Moines Public Schools, 1876-1976" by Dr. Robert R. Denny, published by the Des Moines Public Schools in Des Moines, Iowa in 1976.

There is no longer a circular drive around the Capitol from the east side, nor are there residential buildings as shown in the previous photo. There are only parking lots now immediately east of the Capitol.

This area shows houses across east of the Capitol facing East 12th Street. Note the laundry hanging on the line in the left side of the picture.

This is a photo of Charles Keyes' wife as a young woman - Sarah Mary Nauman

1976 marked the 130th anniversary of the Des Moines Public Schools. This booklet is a celebration of that event.It provides many of the historical highlights of the development of schools within the city of Des Moines, Iowa.