This is a lawsuit filed by citizens of Van Buren and Wapello Counties who objected to the levying of taxes by the state to pay for the purchase of land around the Capitol grounds.(Click on the "x" in the box at the top to view the contents)
This is a view taken in front of the old railroad tracks south of the Capitol in 2010. A small forested area replaces the once barren grounds and the Capitol. The hill above the trees is too tall for the Capitol to be seen past the trees.
The railroad tracks in the foreground south of the Capitol used to carry passenger trains and those passing by could look up the hill for a glimpse of the Capitol. It was a very rundown area at the time. Plans were being made to buy the areas around…
In the distance is the Iowa Capitol and Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument. The Allison Monument is to the east of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, but is hidden by the hill. This photo was taken down near the railroad tracks.