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The Iowa Files: Vanished Villages: The Rise & Fall of 13 Iowa Ghost Towns

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    Dave Baker, the creator of “Iowa; the 29th State” website, Facebook page, brings his travels and photography to the Iowa Files, exploring “ghost towns” in Central Iowa. Have you heard of Crocker, Cope or Dogtown? Dave will take us on a journey to discover ghost towns in our backyard. 

    Free and open to the public thanks to the support of West Des Moines Historical Society Members, EMC Insurance Foundation, the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation and the Iowa Arts Council. New this year- all Iowa Files programs will be live streamed on the West Des Moines Historical Society’s YouTube channel and all videos will be closed captioned.