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.....Oct. 14, 1884 Soldiers' Home at Marshalltown opened......Nov. 30, 1884 Lower house of legislature assembles, Jan. 13, 1890, having two factions, 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 t
o 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 of land......1788 Land grant to Jul
..May 15, 1865 Legislature ratifies Thirteenth Amendment to Constitution......January, 1866 Legislature ratifies Fourteenth Amendment to Constitution......April 3, 1868 An amendment 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 Jo
1788 Land grant to Julien Dubuque by Indians is confirmed by Baron Carondelet, and a King's title issued......1796 Lands on both sides of the Mississippi, including a large part of Iowa, ceded to United States by Sac and Fox Indians, by treaty at St. Louis......Nov. 3, 1804 Territory of Louisiana, including Iowa, framed by law of......March 3, 1805 Iowa included in Territory of Missouri, erected by act......June 4, 1812 Fort Madison, built in 1808, on the site selected by Lieutenant Pike in 1805, is abandoned by the garrison and burned to prevent its falling into the hands of Indians and British......1813 Sioux annihilate Sac and Fox tribes near Dubuque; whites occupy deserted villages, but are driven out by United States troops under Lieut. Jefferson Davis, by order of Col. Zachary Taylor......1830 David Tothers makes the first settlement in Des Moines county, 3 miles southwest from the site of Burlington......1832 Treaty at Rock Island; the Sacs and Foxes ced
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 of land......1788 Land grant to Julien Dubuque by Indians is confirmed by Baron Carondelet, and a King's title issued......1796 Lands on both sides of the Mississippi, including a large part of Iowa, ceded to United States by Sac and Fox Indians, by treaty at St. Louis......Nov. 3, 1804 Territory of Louisiana, including Iowa, framed by law of......March 3, 1805 Iowa included in Territory of Missouri, erected by act......June 4, 1812 Fort Madison, built in 1808, on the site selected by Lieutenant Pike in 1805, is abandoned by the garrison and burned to prevent its falling into the h
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 State subject to its laws, passes Congress and is approved......Aug. 8, 1890 Legislature passes an Australian ballot reform act......1892 Cyclone in the northwest part of the 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, 1900 Kansas
ate—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 Indian village, where Marquette publishes to theMarquette 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
r 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 Interior......May 15, 1865 Legislature ratifies Thirteenth Amendment to Constitution......January, 1866 Legislature ratifies Fourteenth Amendment to Constitution......April 3, 1868 An amendment 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,
icultural 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 $4,500,000, 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 De
d Fox tribes near Dubuque; whites occupy deserted villages, but are driven out by United States troops under Lieut. Jefferson Davis, by order of Col. Zachary Taylor......1830 David Tothers makes the first settlement in Des Moines county, 3 miles southwest from the 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 co
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