Bird's Eye View: West Des Moines

June 19, 2019



On January 1, 1938, the city of Valley Junction adopted its new name: West Des Moines. Due to the decline in the railroad industry (thanks a lot, Great Depression), the community leaders were convinced that a new name would help spur progress and give the city a suburban image — and did it ever! Be sure to stop into our West Des Moines bank location to meet our team!