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ndment to Constitution......Feb. 3, 1870 Corner-stone of new capitol laid......Nov. 22, 1871 Law passed restricting sale of liquors and limiting licensees' profit to 33 per cent......1872 Act passed abolishing penalty of death......1872 State convention of Patrons of Husbandry at Des Moines......January, 1873 Governor Kirkwood, elected United States Senator, resigns, and is succeeded by Joshua G. Newbold......January, 1876 Geo. W. McCrary appointed Secretary of War......March 12, 1877 Canal around Des Moines Rapids at Keokuk, 7 12/ miles long, and costing $4,500,000, is formally opened......August, 1877 Bill abolishing capital punishment repealed, and the jury empowered to hang convicted murderers, or imprison for life......1878 State board of health organized......1880 Drake University at Des Moines opened and chartered......1881 Prohibitory liquor law goes into effect......July 4, 1884 State capitol dedicated; cost $3,000,000......1884 Frank Ha
site of Burlington......1832 Treaty at Rock Island; the Sacs and Foxes cede to the United States Iowa and a part of Wisconsin, known as the Black Hawk purchase, reserving 40 miles square to Keokuk......Sept. 21, 1832 Zachariah Hawkins, Benjamin Jennings, and others settle a colony at Fort Madison......1832 First permanent settlement in Scott county by Antoine le Claire......1833 Dubuque founded......1833 Iowa included in Territory of Michigan, erected by act approved......June 28, 1834 Aaron Street founds Salem, first Quaker settlement in Iowa......1834 Iowa included in Territory of Wisconsin, erected by act approved. April 20, 1836 Treaty at East Davenport between Governor Dodge, United States commissioner, and the Sacs and Foxes; Indians sell to United States the Keokuk reserve, 256,000 acres, at 75 cents per acre......September, 1836 Burlington, settled in 1833, is incorporated......1837 Treaty with the Sacs and Foxes extends the western boundary of
River forming the boundary-line of the latter State—and Missouri on the south. It is limited in lat. by 40° 36′ to 43° 30′ N., and in long. by 89° 5′ to 96° 31′ W. Area, 56,025 square miles in ninety-nine counties. Population, 1890, 1,911,896; 1900, 2,231,853. Capital, Des Moines. Father Marquette and Louis Joliet descend the Wisconsin River, reaching its mouth June 17, 1673; 100 miles below, on the western shore of the Mississippi, they discover an Indian trail, which they follow to an e State, Pomeroy destroyed, 900 persons homeless......July 6, 1893 Medical practice act declared constitutional......1893 Torpedo-boat Ericsson launched at Duquesne......May 12. 1894 [This was the first war-ship built on inland waters.] Memorial (soldiers and sailors) Military College at Mason City, established......1900 [$2,000,000 has been subscribed.] State library commission created......1900 Amendment for a constitutional convention defeated......November, 19
y of War......Oct. 25, 1869 Legislature ratifies Fifteenth Amendment to Constitution......Feb. 3, 1870 Corner-stone of new capitol laid......Nov. 22, 1871 Law passed restricting sale of liquors and limiting licensees' profit to 33 per cent......1872 Act passed abolishing penalty of death......1872 State convention of Patrons of Husbandry at Des Moines......January, 1873 Governor Kirkwood, elected United States Senator, resigns, and is succeeded by Joshua G. Newbold......January, 1876 Geo. W. McCrary appointed Secretary of War......March 12, 1877 Canal around Des Moines Rapids at Keokuk, 7 12/ miles long, and costing $4,500,000, is formally opened......August, 1877 Bill abolishing capital punishment repealed, and the jury empowered to hang convicted murderers, or imprison for life......1878 State board of health organized......1880 Drake University at Des Moines opened and chartered......1881 Prohibitory liquor law goes into effect......July 4, 1884
ctions, the Republicans with fifty votes, and the combined Democratic, Union Labor, and Independent with fifty votes; no organization until Jan. 27; by compromise, a Democratic temporary speaker and a Republican clerk are elected; permanent organization with a Democratic speaker and Republican clerk, minor offices divided......Feb. 19, 1890 Horace Boies, Democrat, inaugurated as governor......Feb. 27, 1890 Legal rate of interest reduced from 10 to 8 per cent., and the first Monday in September (Labor Day) made a public holiday......1890 Beer sent in sealed kegs from Peoria, Ill., to Keokuk, Ia., and there sold in original packages by agents, being seized under the prohibitory laws of the State, the Supreme Court decides such seizure was in violation of the clause of the Constitution giving to the United States the exclusive right to regulate inter-State commerce......April 28, .1890 Wilson original package bill, as amended, making all intoxicating liquors imported into a S
act rejected by the people; 7,235 for, and 7,656 against......1845 Mormons remove from Nauvoo, Ill., and settle at Council Bluffs......1846 Constitution framed by a convention which meets at Iowa City May 4, completing its labors May 19, 1846, is ratified by a vote of the people, 9,492 to 9,036......Aug. 3, 1846 Act of Congress, fixing boundaries for Iowa, referring the Missouri boundary to the Supreme Court......Aug. 4. 1846 Iowa admitted into the Union by act approved......Dec. 28. 1846 Antoine le Claire breaks ground at Davenport for the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad, now the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific......Sept. 1, 1853 Iowa Wesleyan University at Mount Pleasant chartered and opened......1855 Corner-stone of the first railroad bridge over the Mississippi River, between Rock Island and Davenport, lard Sept. 1. 1854; and first locomotive, the Des Moines, to cross the Mississippi passes over......April 21, 1856 Massacre of white settlers at Spiri
mendment to the State constitution, striking out the word white from the qualifications of electors, is adopted by a vote of the people, 105,384 to 81,119......1868 State board of immigration created by act of legislature......1869 Iowa Agricultural College at Ames, chartered 1857, opened......1869 William W. Belknap appointed Secretary of War......Oct. 25, 1869 Legislature ratifies Fifteenth Amendment to Constitution......Feb. 3, 1870 Corner-stone of new capitol laid......Nov. 22, 1871 Law passed restricting sale of liquors and limiting licensees' profit to 33 per cent......1872 Act passed abolishing penalty of death......1872 State convention of Patrons of Husbandry at Des Moines......January, 1873 Governor Kirkwood, elected United States Senator, resigns, and is succeeded by Joshua G. Newbold......January, 1876 Geo. W. McCrary appointed Secretary of War......March 12, 1877 Canal around Des Moines Rapids at Keokuk, 7 12/ miles long, and costing $4,50
It is limited in lat. by 40° 36′ to 43° 30′ N., and in long. by 89° 5′ to 96° 31′ W. Area, 56,025 square miles in ninety-nine counties. Population, 1890, 1,911,896; 1900, 2,231,853. Capital, Des Moines. Father Marquette and Louis Joliet descend the Wisconsin River, reaching its mouth June 17, 1673; 100 miles below, on the western shore of the Mississippi, they discover an Indian trail, which they follow to an Indian village, where Marquette publishes to them the one true God ......June, 1673 Father Louis Hennepin, M. Dugay, and six other Frenchmen ascend the Mississippi from the mouth of the Illinois to the falls of St. Anthony, leaving Fort Crevecoeur, Ill......Feb. 28, 1680 Wife of Peosta, a Fox warrior, discovers lead in Iowa, on the west bank of the Mississippi......1780 At a council at Prairie du Chien, Julien Dubuque, a French-Canadian trader, obtains from Indians permission to work lead-mines at the place now bearing his name and a grant of 140,000 acres
souri Railroad, now the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific......Sept. 1, 1853 Iowa Wesleyan University at Mount Pleasant chartered and opened......1855 Corner-stone of the first railroad bridge over the Mississippi River, between Rock Island and Davenport, lard Sept. 1. 1854; and first locomotive, the Des Moines, to cross the Mississippi passes over......April 21, 1856 Massacre of white settlers at Spirit Lake by a predatory band of Indians under the Sioux chief Ink-pa-duta......March, 1857 Constitutional convention meets at Iowa City Jan. 19, 1857, completes its labors March 6, 1857; constitution ratified by the people, 40,311 to 38,681.Aug. 3, 1857 State capital removed to Des Moines......1857 State University of Iowa at Iowa City, chartered 1847, opened, Silas Totten president......1860 Legislature votes a war loan of $600,000......June, 1861 Upper Iowa University at Fayette, opened 1857, chartered......1862 James Harlan appointed Secretary of the Interi
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