MISSING ITEMS
Much rarer books and documents are found all the time, some quite by accident. The beauty
part of the internet is that it's the world's biggest bulletin board. If I don't post that the items
below are missing from Polk County(some probably for decades) nobody will ever know.


NEEDED ORIGINAL TOWN PLATS;

DELPHI - There is a reference to an original plat, but it has been lost. The original
                  owner of this parcel of land was Ambrose Boatwright in 1849. The town
                  was early on referred to as Delphi and Adelphia, but officially became
                  Adelphi all the way up to 1958, when it was completely abandoned. It may
                  also been a mistaken reference to the platted-but-never-realised town
                  of Delphi on the north bank of the Des Moines river south of Percy, Iowa
                  in Marion County.

CIRCLEVILLE - Now the site of the town of Avon Lake(Lake Avon), the last time this
                            town was mentioned in legal descriptions was in 1865. The town
                            was founded in 1848 by William Buzick. It may be no coincidence
                            that Lake Avon's streets were lain out in a crescent pattern and
                            perhaps the developers had a description of the original townsite
                            that we now don't. The lake at Lake Avon did not exist in 1865, or at
                            least was such an obscure and insignifigant body of water, it was
                            not listed on any maps.

RIDGEDALE

RANELAUGH GARDENS

BRAZELTONVILLE

BROOKLINE / BROOKLYN

KIRKWOOD

MISSING POLK COUNTY LAND RECORDS BOOKS
Contact the Polk County Archives if these are in your possession;

Polk County General Index of Town Lots ,Book One (pre-1848)

Polk County Town Lots Book B

Polk County Land Records Book A

LOST DES MOINES NEWSPAPER ISSUES:

If anyone has in their possesion even one copy of any of the following Des Moines area newspaper issues, the Iowa State Historical building would definately be interested in at least filming them;

  THE MAIL AND TIMES - January 1, 1893 to December 31, 1899

  THE DES MOINES DAILY NEWS - January 1, 1897 to April 18, 1897
                                                               - October 1, 1919 to December 31, 1919
                                                               - January 1, 1917 to March 31, 1917

  THE DES MOINES CAPITAL - April 12, 1916 to April 30, 1916

  THE SATURDAY REVIEW - January 1, 1893 to January 31, 1893

  THE DES MOINES DEMOCRAT - Volume 1, Number 1 to Volume 5, Number 5,
                                                               (1899 to 1903)

NEEDED OFFICIAL CEMETERY PLATS;

  Polk City Cemetery, Polk City, Iowa

  St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa

  Oakwood (Youngstown) Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Iowa

  Oak Lawn Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa (1893 - 1908)

  Fort Des Moines Cemetery(1849 - 1859), Des Moines, Iowa

  Fort Des Moines Army Post(#3) cemetery - (1901 - 1968)

  Corydon Cemetery - Section 12, Madison township

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