Friday, May 2, 2008

Historic North Des Moines

To the left is the actual mallet used in the test-your-strength game at the old Riverview Park. Cool, right? Well stop in at the North Side Library for a gander at a whole collection of historic artifacts and documents from the Highland Park - Oak Park neighborhoods.

Vintage photographs, turn of the century yearbooks, menus from area restaurants, and items from Hi-Lan Dairy are just a part of the memorabilia room. In the year 2000 the North Side Library staff, Friends of the North Side Library, and numerous other individual contributors established a Millennium book collection and a Parks Area Heritage collection. Get a preview of the goods by clicking here.

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