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Des Moines

 (dĭ moin′)
The capital and largest city of Iowa, in the south-central part of the state on the Des Moines River. Established on the site of a fort built in 1843, it grew as a trade center in an agricultural region.
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Des Moines

(də ˈmɔɪn; ˈmɔɪnz)
n
1. (Placename) a city in S central Iowa: state capital. Pop: 196 093 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a river in the N central US, rising in SW Minnesota and flowing southeast to join the Mississippi. Length: 861 km (535 miles)
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Des Moines

(də ˈmɔɪn)
n.
1. the capital of Iowa, in the central part, on the Des Moines River. 193,422.
2. a river flowing SE from SW Minnesota through Iowa to the Mississippi River. ab. 530 mi. (850 km) long.
Des Moines′i•an, n.
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Noun1.Des Moines - the capital and largest city in IowaDes Moines - the capital and largest city in Iowa
Hawkeye State, IA, Iowa - a state in midwestern United States
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The only hotel of that name was in the Rue des Moines. The quarter was not fashionable; it was not even respectable.
Next day about six o'clock I took a cab to the Rue des Moines, but dismissed it at the corner, since I preferred to walk to the hotel and look at it before I went in.
The train passed rapidly across the State of Iowa, by Council Bluffs, Des Moines, and Iowa City.
1894, when I wandered up the main street of Des Moines and was variously invited by strangers into various blind pigs--I remember drinking in barber-shops, plumbing establishments, and furniture stores.
They worked in Chicago, Des Moines, Fort Wayne, but they were always unfortunate.
There was no Oklahoma, and the combined population of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Arizona was about equal to that of Des Moines. It was in this year that General Custer was killed by the Sioux; that the flimsy iron railway bridge fell at Ashtabula; that the "Molly Maguires" terrorized Pennsylvania; that the first wire of the Brooklyn Bridge was strung; and that Boss Tweed and Hell Gate were both put out of the way in New York.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-June 11, 2019--Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines announces management changes
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 11, 2019--Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines announces management changes
7 May 2019 - Iowa, US-based Wolfe Eye Clinic has merged operations with Children's Eye Clinic of West Des Moines, the firm said.
Insurance services firm, Holmes Murphy, has named Chris Nelson as general counsel in Des Moines, Iowa.
Nationwide employees in Columbus and Des Moines, Iowa, have been informed they will be let go in March, it was reported on (https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/nationwide-to-cut-350-jobs-in-columbus-1-100-across-country/1596693903) Tuesday .

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