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DID YOU KNOW...
...Fort Dodge was originally named Fort Clarke? In 1850, soldiers built a fort where the Des Moines River and Lizard Creek joined and named it Fort Clarke, after a commanding officer of the US Army. The name was changed to Fort Dodge after discovering there was another fort in Texas by the same name. At the time, Iowa was part of the Wisconsin Territory and Fort Dodge was named after Henry Dodge, former Governor, Senator, and Dragoon Colonel.

Illustration by William Williams, 1852.

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DID YOU KNOW… 
…Fort Dodge was originally named Fort Clarke? In 1850, soldiers built a fort where the Des Moines River and Lizard Creek joined and named it Fort Clarke, after a commanding officer of the US Army. The name was changed to Fort Dodge after discovering there was another fort in Texas by the same name. At the time, Iowa was part of the Wisconsin Territory and Fort Dodge was named after Henry Dodge, former Governor, Senator, and Dragoon Colonel. 

Illustration by William Williams, 1852.

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It was where Wakonsa School is now

The fort was at the meeting of the Des Moines river and Lizard creek??? That would be across the river from Amigo Jacks... by the entrance of Phinney Park.. Where old hwy 5 intersects with 2nd St NW...... never heard that before.

Should the illustration be dated 1852?

It was by soldier creek

Kelly Krug are you serious Clarke?

How cool.

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NOTICE: Road Closure – Hawkeye Ave from N 2nd St to 7th Ave N

Weather permitting; beginning Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at approximately 9a until noon, Hawkeye Ave from N 2nd St to 7th Ave N will be closed to through traffic. Detours and flaggers will be in place and local traffic will have access. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route and caution in the construction area.

All closures are weather permitting. Motorists are urged to use caution in and around the area.
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When’s East Riverside Drive gonna open?

3 weeks ago

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Please see the attached regarding the closing of the yard waste site.Please see attached News Release for Yard Waste Site Closing for 2018. ... See moreSee less

Please see the attached regarding the closing of the yard waste site.

 

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The Fort Dodge Regional Airport is offering a direct charter flight to Nashville! See the press release below! ... See moreSee less

The Fort Dodge Regional Airport is offering a direct charter flight to Nashville! See the press release below!

 

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Jenna Archibald Nashville for your birthday?!

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City Projects Update

Current Projects - Click here for more information

Name: 24th Ave N Construction: Expected Completion: Fall 2018

Name: East Region Storm Sewer - Phase 3B (1st Ave S & S 29th St): Expected Completion: Winter 2018

Name: Southeast Sewer Trunk - Phase 2 (12th Ave S & S 23rd St): Expected Completion: Spring 2019

Name: South Central Drainage - Phase 1: Expected Start: Summer 2018

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