|RAILROADS --The east-west main line of
the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and the principal north-south
branch bisect Montgomery County.
--There are 787 miles of primary and county roads in
Montgomery. Primary highways 34, 48 and 71 cross the county in
four directions. There are in the county 67.4 miles of paved
concrete and black topped roads, 170 miles of graveled roads,
and 550 miles of dirt.
INDUSTRIES -- While primarily agricultural,
Montgomery county now has some 30 imported industries.
Products include are calendars, printing and publishing,
furnaces and incinerators, batteries, bottled beverages,
cement, and brick construction materials, concrete vaults
alfalfa dehydrators, stock powders and medicines, livestock
feeds, baby chicks, machine shops, hybrid seed corn, popcorn
processing, greenhouses, tools and dies.
FINANCE -- Montgomery is one of Iowa's best
counties. It has no bonded indebtedness other than that
incurred by the primary road bond payments, and those will be
completed in 1950. In this county farm land and buildings are
assessed at $23,080,700; city lots and buildings are assessed
at $6,885,540; moneys and credits $3,415,792; utilities
$4,497,440; and personal property is assessed at $5,011,380.
The total county assessment is $42,890,852, not counting
-- While industries account for several millions of
dollars of business annually, corn, swine, cattle, and wheat
are the basis of prosperity in this most fertile southwestern
Iowa county. A market is as good as the ability of its
purchasers to buy. These things make and give Montgomery
county's market a purchasing power of extra- ordinary
Annual production of well over 4,000,000 bushels of corn
Annual production of 57,589 tons of hay, 1,333,000 bushels of
Rock quarries furnishing limestone to farmers and capable of
producing highway grade surfacing. Gravel pits.
Future development of Montgomery county is assured. Balanced
agriculture and industry make a picture extremely
healthy now, and in the future.
Montgomery county has many churches. In Red Oak alone there
are 15. All are active, and membership over the county is