19th century Edit
1843 - Fort Des Moines U.S. Army post established.
Fort Des Moines becomes seat of Polk County.
Subscription schools open "in cabins along Raccoon Row."  1848 -
Woodland Cemetery established as Fort Des Moines Cemetery  1849 -
Iowa Star newspaper begins publication.  1851
1853 - Benjamin Luce elected mayor.
1854 - Western
Stage Company begins operating.  1855 - Brass Band formed.
Iowa Weekly Citizen newspaper begins publication.  1857
Iowa state capital relocated to Des Moines from
Iowa City. City chartered. 1858 - Bridge built over
Des Moines River at Court Avenue. 1861 -
Western Union Telegraph begins operating. 1865 - Hook and Ladder fire company organized.
August: Railroad begins operating.
Des Moines Library Association organized. 1867
 State Arsenal built. 1870
Polk County Woman's Suffrage Association organized.
Capital City Nurseries in business. 1872 - Caledonian Club organized.
Younker Brothers Department Store in business. 1875 - June: State
Republican Convention held.  1878 - Cottage Hospital opens.
Drake University established. 1883 - Foster Opera House built.
1884 - Capital City commercial college founded.
1885 - Des Moines Women's Club founded.
 1886 -
Iowa State Capitol built. 1888 - William Lytle Carpenter elected mayor.
 1889 - Des Moines Zoological Gardens opens.
Highland Park College founded.
Population: 50,093. 1893 - Sisters of Mercy from Davenport, Iowa open first hospital in Des Moines. Begin in temporary quarters at Hoyt Sherman Place. First permanent hospital opened at 4th and Ascension Streets, north of downtown, in 1895
1895 - Grand View College and Young Women's Christian Association founded.
 1896 - Women's Press Club
and Proteus Club  founded.  1898 - S.S. Still College of Osteopathy founded.
 1900 - Fort Des Moines re-established. 20th century Edit 21st century Edit References Edit
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