The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 7

The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...a cost of $310,000. The Home, for the care of the children of defitsei soldiers, was originally founded as a prim. corporation, and supported by voluntary cmtributions, but was adopted by the State by; act of the General Assembly passed inhly. 1866. Since that time, $106,864.58 has has: paid from the State Treasury for its supper., t is located at Davenport, but there: branches also at Cedar Falls and Glenw-;-.-'_ The whole number of children maintained: the three establishments at the present time' 834. There are 160 convicts in the State Pd';tentiary, which is nearly double the number omfined in that institution at the close of the yes: 1865; as the State has no reform school, a large proportion of these are youthful offenders, wio would be fit inmates for an institution oftinforlnatory character especially adapted tolls' needs. A geological survey of Iowa has been on for two years past. under the directionei C. A. White, the State geologist; two _res'. more will be required for its completion according to present estimates. One of the most important subjects of investigation, and. one to which much attention has been given during this survey. is whether coal exists in sufiicient quantity for profitable ruining. Both of considerable thickness and of ezcelleat quality are found along the valley of LINDB Moines and in Jefferson County. In both thus.' localities successful mining operations havebefil carried on for some time, and are constanlli increasing in extent. Considerable deptri-= of building-stone are also found and extenziwii used for local building purposes; it consk-= chiefly of a variety of limestone. The agrirfll; tnral resources of Iowa are unexcellcd. the being very productive more

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  • Paperback | 796 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,393g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824717
  • 9781236824714