The Des Moines Historical Society is working to preserve the former Waveland Streetcar Turnaround with a monument/park.
'Project 1843' is to secure contributions for improvements and repairs to the Birthplace of Des Moines/Fort Des Moines II Memorial Cabin at Principal Park.
George Mattern become a patrolman for the DMPD in March of 1916 at age 26. He was killed in the line of duty near Court Ave.
A memorial headstone was erected in honor of Officer Mattern in Woodland Cemetery on
October 27, 2019.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this project a reality.
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