Raccoon River, Des Moines, Iowa

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Looking northeast at the Raccoon River which was first documented on the 1814 map by Lewis and Clark. It is a 30.8 mile long tributary of the Des Moines River. It flows generally eastward into Polk County, and joins the Des Moines River just south of downtown Des Moines and is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River. 1908 postmark.