Did You Know…

Larry Vodenik - Special to The Chief

Did You Know… Perry once had frequent flooding in its downtown area? With all the flooding in Des Moines, I thought I would look back at flooding in Perry. I remember parts of 2nd Street flooding. There were times that 2nd Street and parts of 1st Street had to be closed. The water at times made its way into some businesses. Prior to the moving of Hwy 141, from Willis Avenue to its current location, there were times that the old highway was closed due to the old bridge being underwater. These things are all history now that the new bridge and the sewer work our City has done.

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Did You Know… Perry was home to a car club in the 60s?