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By Darcy Dougherty-Maulsby

No Iowa county has encouraged American heritage greater than Dallas County. It propelled Harry Truman to an not going victory within the 1948 presidential crusade, following a fiery speech he dropped at 100,000 farmers on a sweltering September day on the nationwide Plowing fit close to Dexter. simply 15 years previous, a shoot-out close to Dexfield Park marked the start of the top for notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde and the infamous Barrow Gang. Dallas County, positioned simply west of Des Moines, has produced a number of major-league baseball gamers (among them Bob Feller and Hal Manders), a US congressman (David Young), and Nile Kinnick, the 1939 Heisman Trophy winner and college of Iowa soccer legend whose grandfather George Clarke, of Adel, served as Iowa’s governor from 1913 to 1917. this day, Dallas County is among the fastest-growing counties in the US and is still a sector of chance with a wealthy historical past of small-town residing, farming, coal mining, and the immigrant experience.

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