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Barracks–Fort Des Moines

Barracks–Fort Des Moines


Barracks–Fort Des Moines


(front) Barracks–Fort Des Moines, Des Moines. IA. (back) Barracks Fort Des Moines, / Des Moines, IA.–Fort Des Moines / is the latest and most up-to-date / government post in the United / States, being completed about 3 / years ago. It is located about 5 or / 6 miles from the heart of the city.
Two views of the Fort Des Moines barracks. On top, they are seen from a distance, with small trees in the foreground; below, a closer view of the red brick buildings with numerous cannons placed on the lawn.
Correspondence: Dear Friend Amelia / I hope you are / better by this time / it is awfully hot / here now we are / making hay, picking / berries and having / company. We picked / 76 bushel (sic) of cherries / yours with Love / and best wishes / Belle Judge Address: Miss Amelia Reyahl / % Still-Hildreth / Osteopathic Sanitar (sic) / Macon / Missouri /


ca. 1917


The postcards in this collection were printed and posted before 1923. The Des Moines Public Library has determined, to the best of its knowledge, that this postcard and its text is in the public domain.


13.6x8.6 cm




Des Moines Public Library Postcard Collection, Central Library Special Collections
Fort Des Moines,44