Mud Flood in Iowa

So many facts not adding up since I began my study into the Hidden History in Old Maps!

Especially when you consider how many America states have lavish State Capitol Buildings that are perfect replicas of Old Empire structures found around the world — yet conventional history insists they were built by the settlers who arrived in wagon trains and eventually by rail.

Wagon train on Court Avenue, Des Moines, Civil War era / via Lost Des Moines, from Iowa Historical Society

Civil War Era Settlers arrive on muddy Court Avenue in Des Moines

Really, you mean they wanted an impressive capitol building so bad they either imported these cumbersome materials or quarried massive amounts of stone before taming the land?

So, I randomly picked a state capitol west of the Mississippi to test my theory that these types of structures were there before the settlers arrived.

I choose Des Moines because I’ve never been there so I have no personal interest in the outcome.

Des Moines Capitol Building construction – 1886

Well, I wasn’t disappointed by my choice.

Once again, the official construction pictures show minor modifications  (needs a new dome, as usual) and general refurbishing — but (as usual) the masonry is already finished and the elaborate Fiddly Bits are still in place.

Capitol from west side

Here’s the official history:

The cornerstone of the Iowa State Capitol, more commonly called the Statehouse, was laid on Nov. 23, 1871. It was dedicated on Jan. 17, 1884, and completed around 1886. This is the fifth building to house the state government. The almost palatial decoration, inside and out, contrasts sharply with its function as the seat of a rural, republican government. However, such a structure was in keeping not only with contemporary architectural enthusiasms, but with people’s pride in their system of government and a belief that its workings should be respectfully housed.

So right off, the official narrative has contradictions because the date on the cornerstone is two years after the narrative declares it was already accomplished!

Geez, they’re getting sloppy!

 Just to give you an idea of the scope of this building project given the history of Des Moines up to this point, here is their official time line …they have been through some rough times!

“The damage done to the farms in the river bottoms was immense. Some were stripped utterly of their fences; fields under cultivation were washed into ruts by the violence of the water; all hope of a crop for one season being destroyed, not only by what was carried away, but by the debris which was left by the subsiding of the river. It was almost impossible to estimate the losses. Roads were rendered impassable-bridges swept away-the mails stopped, and traveling by land to any distance utterly vetoed. Houses were carried away, mills damaged, timber floated off, and all manner of mischief done by the flood.” J.M. Dixon blamed the flood for a temporary decrease in the population of the town.

But despite it all they got their fancy Capitol all finished!

Oh, notice how the large trees beside the building during the “construction” photos have been removed?

Won’t it be wise to remove them before the building began? Who needs more obstructions when you’re hauling stone up a muddy hill?

I also noticed as landscaping progresses, plazas and stairways are added — or uncovered — that already look quite weathered with age.

Des Moines Courthouse

Postcard of Des Moines Capital with Notes

According to the writing on the postcard, the Des Moines State Courthouse was built at the cost of $3,000,000 and was one of the first State buildings in the US.


Well, that spurred me to check out the historical record and the results were quite astonishing. Just selecting the US State Capitol Buildings from the list that resemble the grand architectural style in Des Moines, here’s a little chart I made:

Number State City Construction Completion Date
1 Virginia Richmond 1790
2 New Jersey Trenton 1792
3 Maryland Annapolis 1797
4 Massachusetts Boston 1798
5 New Hampshire Concord 1818
6 Maine Augusta 1832
7 Vermont Montpelier 1836
8 Alabama Montgomery 1851
9 Tennessee Nashville 1854
10 Ohio Columbus 1861
11 Kansas Topeka 1873
12 California Sacramento 1874
13 Michigan Lansing 1878
14 Connecticut Hartford 1879
15 Iowa Des Moines 1886
16 Illinois Springfield 1887
17 Indiana Indianapolis 1888
18 Texas Austin 1888
19 Georgia Atlanta 1889
20 Wyoming Cheyenne 1890
21 Montana Helena 1902
22 Rhode Island Providence 1904
23 Minnesota St. Paul 1905
24 Pennsylvania Harrisburg 1906
25 Colorado Denver 1907
26 Kentucky Frankfort 1910
27 South Carolina Pierre 1911
28 Idaho Boise 1913
29 Arkansas Little Rock 1915
30 Utah Salt Lake City 1916
31 Missouri Jefferson City 1917
32 Oklahoma Oklahoma City 1917
33 Wisconsin Madison 1917
34 Washington Olympia 1928
35 West Virginia Charleston 1932

Obviously, the person who wrote the postcard was told a lie.

According to the narrative, the Des Moines State Capitol was the 15th of its kind to be erected.

Hey, how did Sacramento got a Capitol Building before Des Moines!

Pretty fishy!

So, in all those states, the newly arrived settlers managed to construct all those classical buildings!

Wow. Did they all cost millions?

Black & White Photography Print of The Iowa Capitol Building at Night

I found this ad quite fascinating, I had never heard of the Mason Motor Car Company!


Coded message?

I also looked for evidence of a mud flood in the surrounding landscape. According to my theory, this area would have suffered from the effects of the 1811-12 Mudflood Earthquake.

Mud Flood in Iowa | Weewarrior's Weblog

Looks like the grounds around the Capitol needed to be stabilized once it was dug out.


By the early 1900’s all the landscaping was complete with trees in totally different places.

However, as the years progressed they kept “adding” plazas, fountains and sweeping walkways — they even polished up the obelisk!

Aerial photos in 1940’s revealing additional ceremonial plazas

Like so many reclaimed Old Empire structures, we find the “basement” windows straddling ground level and steps leading up to the main entrance of what was originally the second story level.

Des Moines Capital front in 1940

Des Moines State Capitol Present Day Front

Des Moines Capitol Present Day Back

An architect who recently posted about his visit to the Des Moines State Capitol on a forum about skyscrapers  regarding American State Capitols remarked that the original entrance is now sealed shut and you must use other doors. He also commented that:

The building is a gem, but it’s also in a rather crappy location with regards to the rest of the city: a mile east of downtown amongst a huge park surrounded by government buildings and then the rather gritty, industrial southeast side.

Just in case you were wondering, here is what it looks like on the inside:

Capitol Rotunda sporting flag with 13 stars, spread eagle with fasci and 5 pointed star, dates read 1861 on top, 1865 on bottom

Nice place to work, eh?

Des Moines State Capitol Library

Oh, and while we are in Des Moines, must give a nod of appreciation to this Old Empire beauty, the Victoria Hotel, loaded with all the mud flood and antiqi-tech features!

Rare photo. Completed in 1899, demolished in 1962

This is her post card look:

Very interesting street slant!

Once again the official story doesn’t stand up to the right questions!

So, the quest continues, let’s examine some other bullshit narratives :

The Smithsonian’s Basement

When Giants Roamed the Americas

Remember the Alamo? Which One?

~ by weewarrior on January 25, 2019.

13 Responses to “Mud Flood in Iowa”

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  3. OMG. Victoria… She gets around.
    I was born there! 100 years after that conspicuous cornerstone (1973)!
    Name has something to do with monks. Lots of breweries down on Court Ave, so y’know.
    Why is all of the photography around such so SHITTY? When Muybridge and others f’ing nailed it way before? Always up on hills, the “capitols” and the mansions. Terrace Hill pretty cool. Old world “fireplace” (ha) in it.
    I’m also intrigued by the DM rotunda and the assembly of old world idols ringing it. Haven’t put names to all of them… Yes, they are quite proud of their gold leaf domes.
    Back in the good old days of I tried to incite interest in some killer crisp photos from old Seattle and some lurkers on its skyline of old. Pathetically easy to search whatever city name and the word history and go to images. Nothing to hide there…
    But, the old “Capitol hill” district, when Seattle isn’t a capital, kinda circumspect. Those old photos show why it got that name!
    Dig em out, raise em up! That works! Movie magic!

    • Wow, no shit, you are a Des Moines boy? How cool that you know all those places personally! I’ve never even been close! I picked it for just that reason.

      But, I must admit I was influenced to chose DM because my daughter has always had this funny feeling that it’s got some hidden magical nuance known only to the select few. She’ quite delighted to learn you are from there, it further confirms her suspicions~

      Terrace Hill is fascinating, so Addams Familyish…has a whole level beneath it with tunnels and everything! Bet its got secrets to tell…

      About the Capitol Hill concept, I just stumbled on the term “The City on the Hill” term that politicians (and Gnostics) love to throw around. It came from a weird (edited) document written by Boston Quaker John Winthrop that promoted the “erasure of collective memory.” That kinda shit makes my skin crawl. Just more evidence of brain washing techniques inflicted on the American people since it’s inception.

      Yeah, the photography, its a real conundrum…earlier photos with sharp detail, later photos a fuzzy mess, and those vanilla skies. Just doesn’t add up.

      • Sweeet.
        Nice, nice…
        Just finished watching Aquaman again. Uber cheesy, but some hidden nuggets. Love Momoa as well, and both he and Brandon Routh went to school in my mom’s hometown of Norwalk, south of Des Moines. Her and my dad met there in high school.
        Jason Momoa, born in Hawaii, but ends up growing up some in the old heartland, far from the sea.
        I have a fascination or fixation about the Arthurian legends and folklore as well.
        And the colors of ye olde capitol building of green and gold, I love that combination. Must be what my spirit homed in on…
        And my eyes are green, so maybe?…
        Got some work to do before I can rise to the occasion. See if we can pull this thing together in the final inning.
        Your daughter sounds cool. She’s into alternate theories and challenging the status quo? Go girl! The more the merrier it will all be! If we’re lucky, we can break it down to the Safety Dance. I’ll leave it at that, although if you HAVEN’T seen the video…

  4. Hi,

    My mind was completely blown away by your mud flood articles. Do you know of any Greek style capitol buildings in North Carolina that are older than they should be ?

    • I found a cheater way… Just type city name and “history” and go to images. They pop right out.
      Another thing that will “blow you away” is the bombed out look of the cities in the south that were destroyed in the “civil war”. Cannon balls can’t do that.
      They’re actually all over the place, usually attributed to “fires”. Late 1800s. Convenient.

      • Yep, another new favorite of mine is to type in a city name with Burnt District. Seems to be a lot of those, that’s how I came on this bullshit photo of burnt down Richmond with the fake ass cannons piled up in the mud amid a scattered field of round objects that the expect us to believe are cannonballs. Geez.

    • Thanks, glad your mind has been blown, it makes all the effort worthwhile.

      Regarding North Carolina, I’ve never run across anything there before but did some searching and eventually came up with some suspicious characters in Wilmington. Like the Thalian Hall :

      Found this fascinating picture of the stage dressed up Egyptian style with a painted silk backdrop showing a classical Greek scene…had me fooled until I did some deep research!

      I was surprised how few old buildings I found, most of them look relatively new and pale imitations of the classical style I’ve seen across the US. I was reminded, however, of the Carolina Bays phenomenon (which I suspect was electrical in nature) which may have wiped out a lot of the antiqui-tech buildings.

      Thanks for the question, it was a fun treasure hunt. Here are a few more buildings that also seem too old but don’t fit the Grecian mode you had specified:

      An old mansion with mudflood windows, giant doors, skinny chimneys and antiqui-tech fiddly bits!

      This Jefferson Monument looks like a relic too.

      The State library (aka old Supreme Court) has some mudflood features. Looks like it’s been through some tough times and is pretty stripped down

      Charlotte has some Tartarian looking buildings:

      Amazing how much we’ve been trained not to see but once you see the trick it gets easier to spot the lies.

      Happy Hunting!

      • Ha! Hilarity.
        Doth mine eyes deceive me, or do those cannon balls look too big to fit in those cannons?…
        Don’t forget bombed out Richmond and Charlotte…

      • No shit, those are some sorry ass excuses for cannonballs, right? Wrong size, got holes all in them, not even very rounded! Good grief, the things they get away with!

  5. This is actually Iowa’s 3rd capital building. The first is very similar however smaller located in Iowa city and wasn’t even “completed” before they started the temporary stone house in Des Moines. Then they built this one.

    • You are absolutely correct, I ran into the other buildings during my research. This one was pretty snazzy too for a bunch of newcomers to throw together on their arrival, but I guess it wasn’t spiffy enough, eh?

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