Vanished Villages: Iowa Ghost Towns

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Have you heard of Ashawa, Ortonville or McDivitt’s Grove? All these are names of Ghost Towns in Central Iowa. Dave Baker, creator of “Iowa: the 29th State” website, will take us on a trip to some forgotten towns.

This joint library-Historical Society event is free and open to the public thanks to the support of West Des Moines Historical Society Members, EMC Insurance Foundation, the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation and the Iowa Arts Council.

New this year- all Iowa Files programs will be live streamed on the West Des Moines Historical Society’s YouTube channel and all videos will be closed captioned.