The community of Dallas Center has done a really neat job of incorporating the new “In the shadow of the rails” art installation into its trailhead on the Raccoon River Valley Trail.  It stands like a reflection of the huge “Waukee Railroad Pergola – in the shadow of the rails” a few miles southwest down the trail in Waukee.  The work is designed by David Dahlquist and his colleagues of RDG Dahlquist Art Studio in Des Moines.

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Local boy’s birthday donation inspires $7,000 in additional giving
Perry, Iowa, 19 September, 2018

Remember young Tate Boyd raising $350 for the "connector" trail, as a project for his "half birthday" last summer? Dallas County Conservation director Mike Wallace was so moved he issued a challenge to other trail supporters to make contributions to leverage the lad's gift. And did they ever! ...


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