HISTORICAL ERAS

HISTORY
HISTORY
Our Beginnings

1600-1860

Enjoy information on the beginnings of Fort Dodge/Webster County including our fascinating frontier history and the brave pioneers that discovered our territory.

Growth of our Frontier Town

1860-1890

Learn about the evolution of the new community of Fort Dodge during this historic time period when the population and the industry in Fort Dodge experienced amazing growth.

Fort Dodge Emerges as a Vibrant Industrial Center

1890 -1920

The period from 1890 until 1920 might be considered the golden age of the city. Fort Dodge saw its fastest growth between 1890 and 1910.

Fort Dodge's Economic and Cultural Impact

1920-1940

The two decade era from 1920 to 1940 in Fort Dodge and Webster County could be described as :  "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of increased prosperity, consumerism and cultural change, it was the age of severe poverty,  destitution and hardship.”  

Fort Dodge During and After World War II

1940-1950

The era from 1940 to 1950 saw dramatic changes as a result of World War II. Fort Dodge was a bustling city with a busy downtown. Full of businesses and life, Fort Dodge had many opportunities for work and entertainment. 

COMING SOON

1950-1960

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COMING SOON

1960-1970

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