Historic Archaeological Study: Fort Des Moines III

Fort Des Moines Marker

Publication: Four Mile Research Company

Author: Barbara Beving Long

Date of Publication: 1992

PDF File: polk.pdf

Copyright Info: Public Release


The historic archeological study of Fort Des Moines III in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa was conducted to locate and evaluate archeological resources within a specified area of this National Historic Landmark. The entire project area was surveyed for its historic archeological cultural resource potential at the Phase I level. Virtually all of the 78 razed building sites termed components of the fort site in this report) were located. Where a U.S. Army Reserve Center is planned was tested at the Phase II level. No further work at the planned Reserve Center site is recommended.