Darcy Dougherty-Maulsby's Dallas County (Images of America) PDF

By Darcy Dougherty-Maulsby

No Iowa county has encouraged American historical past greater than Dallas County. It propelled Harry Truman to an not likely victory within the 1948 presidential crusade, following a fiery speech he brought to 100,000 farmers on a sweltering September day on the nationwide Plowing fit close to Dexter. simply 15 years past, a shoot-out close to Dexfield Park marked the start of the tip for notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde and the infamous Barrow Gang. Dallas County, situated simply west of Des Moines, has produced a number of major-league baseball gamers (among them Bob Feller and Hal Manders), a US congressman (David Young), and Nile Kinnick, the 1939 Heisman Trophy winner and collage of Iowa soccer legend whose grandfather George Clarke, of Adel, served as Iowa’s governor from 1913 to 1917. this present day, Dallas County is among the fastest-growing counties in the US and continues to be a sector of chance with a wealthy background of small-town dwelling, farming, coal mining, and the immigrant experience.

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