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Des Moines   /dɛ mɔɪnz/   Listen
Des Moines

The capital and largest city in Iowa.  Synonym: capital of Iowa.

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"Des Moines" Quotes from Famous Books

... efficiently and economically was the administration of the government, that the Galveston Plan, commonly spoken of as the Commission Plan, soon became a model for municipal organization. A modification of this plan was soon put into operation at Des Moines, Iowa. This plan consists of government by five salaried persons, one of them acting as mayor. This body performs both legislative and executive duties, each member being in charge of a department of the city government. The arguments in favor of this type of government are: (1) ...
— History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6) • E. Benjamin Andrews

Words linked to "Des Moines" :   state capital, Hawkeye State, IA, Iowa

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