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Dysart (ca. 1230 inhabitants representing c. 551 families; 3,264 sq. km) is located in Tama County, 80 statute miles (statute miles are "as the crow flies") from Des Moines. The township after Joseph Dysart (1820-1893), who came in 1855 and made actual settlement in 1863. In October 1872, he obtained the founding of a town named Dysard on the newly built railway line. The town was incorporated in 1881 for the sake of law and order. More detailed historical accounts are
available: History of Dysert showcase.netins.net/web/dysart/history.htm and Hon. Joseph Dysert showcase.netins.net/web/dysart/hon.htm.
Dysart should have soon its flag, according to "The Times-Republican", 9 January 2007:
"The Dysart Development Corporation is sponsoring a project to design a flag for Dysart. Everyone in the area is invited to participate in a contest to design the flag. The design should represent the spirit of Dysart as a great place to live, work, play, go to school, volunteer, a “City on the Grow,” a great place to call “Home.” The DDC is offering an award of $100 to the contributor of the winning design. Entries are due by March 1.
Any person residing in the Dysart area is eligible to participate.
Entries will be judged on originality and how well the flag design portrays the spirit of Dysart. (Great artistic ability is not necessary, it’s the concept that counts.)
Entries will be judged by a committee of community members selected by the DDC. The winning designs will become the property of the DDC."
Ivan Sache, 9 January 2007