Untitled Relief with Covered Wagon

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Artist
Lifespan
1885-1961
Nationality
Information
Art Type
Media / Materials
Status
Year Completed
1924
Credit
City of Des Moines, In memory of Charles and James T. Ashworth
Location
Latitude & Longitude
41.576795, -93.683066
Location Description
Entrance of Ashworth Pool, 101 SW 45th Street; Des Moines IA

Above the low relief of a covered wagon crossing a prairie it reads: “Ashworth Park. The gift of Charles and James T. Ashworth to the people of Des Moines – December 4, 1924. Overland from New Hampshire they came in 1851. Here on the neighboring prairies respected and loved they lived to witness the transformation of a primitive land into a rich and powerful commonwealth. In commemoration of those pioneer days they have dedicated this piece of virgin land to the people as a playground forever. To their memory this pool is erected as a monument by the City of Des Moines.”


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