Thursday, March 20, 2008

Local History Wiki!

Des Moines History Buffs! Such a deal we have for you! Have you seen mention of a wiki on our web site? The link: Local History Wiki . Go ahead, click on it! Here are some treasures:
An index to our set of biographical newspaper clippings. Look up a person, find out which volume has their clippings, stop in at the Central Library and the folks at the Reference Desk willl help you find the volume. Okay, lots of steps, but trust me this is fabulous information you won't find anywhere else. The index is not quite done, but there are many entries already.
Baseball fan? We have a pretty darn complete list of Des Moines baseball teams and that list usually includes the coach's name and the season's record. Did you know there was a year in which the Des Moines team had three names? Neither did I.

We're just getting started, keep checking back. Local History Rules!

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