University of Illinois Studies in the Social Sciences Volume 4

University of Illinois Studies in the Social Sciences Volume 4

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... are outside the field of this history, but it may be said that their growth was much slower than that of Illinois and Iowa directly tributary to the Illinois Central and subsidiary lines. While this immigration went into every portion of the state, the central counties along the Illinois Central Railroad, and especially those between La Salle and Shelby counties, were the least settled in 1850 and, consequently, offered the greatest opportunity to farmers. In the twenty years from 1850 to 1870 out of a total increase of population of 1,688,000, 981,292 occurred in the belt of counties near the ' Central', and in the latter year slightly over one half of the inhabitants of the state lived in the forty four counties tributary to this railroad.41 In 1850 the central counties were thinly settled, and what is now called the "corn belt" was almost entirely unoccupied government land, but by 1870 this portion of Illinois had been transformed into II. Settlement or The Forty Four Counties In Illinois Tributary To The Illinois Central Railroad. 1850 PERCENT 1860 PERCENT l8/O PERCENT Group I 115,113 12.4 291,829 17.0 495,253 19.5 Group II 248,868 30.2 585,548 34.3 923,579 36.6 Cook Co 43,385 4.2 144,954 8-4 349,966 13.8 Total 292,253 State 851,000 34.4 730,502 42.7 1,273,545 504 100.0 1,711,000 100.0 2,539,000 100.0 Group I consists of the following agricultural counties in the central part of the state: --Bureau, Champaign, Coles, De Witt, Douglas, Ford, Iriquois, Cumberland, Kankakee, La Salle, Livingstone, Logan, McLean, Macon, Marshall, Moultrie, Putnam, Shelby, Woodford, Piatt. Group II consists of the above counties and Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Franklin, Fayette, Jackson, Johnson, Jefferson, Jo Daviess, Lee, ...
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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