Waukee, Iowa is a popular growing city just a short drive from Des Moines. Formed in 1869 it was thought to me named after Milwaukee Wisconsin.  The land was purchased by Lewis Addison Grant and William Ragan once the Des Moines Valley Railroad announce it was to build a line through what we now know as Waukee.

Waukee has a deep rooted history in coal mining. The Shuler Coal Company was the largest producer of coal in Iowa as well as had the deepest mining shaft -387 feet. Many of Waukee’s residents were employed in the mines. The Shuler mine employed up to 500 people and 32 mules. 


To learn more about the city of Waukee visit www.waukee.org 

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