MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA

REGISTER OF
OLD SETTLERS
BOOK ONE




Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 57
submitted by Neal Carter, Sept. 2, 2007

IOWA PROORESS
(sic Progress)
Jan 4, 1875

Monday last was the twenty-eighth anniversary of the admission of Iowa into the Union. Its growth has been surprising. The following is the population for the years named:

183610,531 1852230,833
183822,859 1854328.014
184043,116 1856519,414
184475,050 1858633, 547
184699,088 1860674,913
1847...117,152 1862702,374
1849...152,148 1869...1,040,183
1850...192,205 1870...1,194,089
1851...201,775 1872...1,251,833

By comparison, the growth may be seen. Florida was admitted into the Union on the same day with Iowa. In 1870 Florida had a population of 187,748, or 1,006,072 less than Iowa.

The United States Agriculture Report for 1873 shows that Iowa is in the front rank in the production of the four leading farm-products of the nation:

CORN
Illinois first, bu .143,200,000
Iowa, second bu .....105,205,000
 
WHEAT
Iowa, first bu ...34,000,000
 
CATTLE
Illinois, first 1,273,500
Ohio, second .882,700
Iowa, third .852,800
 
HOGS
Iowa, first 3,693,799
 
The total valuation of these four products places Iowa second:
Illinois, first ..$125,588,323
Iowa, second .96, 664,822



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