At a time when the establishment of State parks is a prominent subject of discussion among lovers of nature and those who are interested in the conservation and improvement of our resources, both tangible and intangible, it is natural that attention be directed toward the central and chief watercourse of the state in the search for suitable sites for recreation centers. So the question arises as to the possibilities for locating parks, state, district or county, along the valley of Des Moines river. A number of years ago the writer enjoyed the opportunity of making a study of the physical features of Des Moines Valley for the Iowa Geological Survey and from the observations then made the following notes are drawn.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1918 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Lees, James H.
"Park Sites along Des Moines Valley,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 25(1), 569-585.
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