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Iowa as it is in 1855, a Gazetteer for Citizens and a Handbook for Immigrants, Embracing a Full Description of the State of Iowa...
N. Parker Howe
Keen and Lee, Chicago, IL; 1855, 274 pages
This is a digitally reproduced version of Iowa as it is in 1855, a Gazetteer for Citizens and a Handbook for Immigrants, Embracing a Full Description of the State of Iowa... Researchers interested in genealogy and or the history of mid 19th century Iowa will find the vast amount of historical documentation and descriptions found throughout this book a valuable resource. Maps of the period (1855, 1856 & 1857) included. For map details follow this link:
The 274 page book on CD contains brief historical profiles of the counties, main cities and towns of Iowa in 1855. Chapters include details of Iowa agriculture, mineralogical and geological features; water courses, timber lands, soil and climate; the various railroad lines being built and those projected, the number and condition of churches and schools in each county; population and business statistics of the most important cities and towns; and much more.
Download Table of Contents (618K PDF):
Historic Atlas of Iowa Counties (Zones 1-11 complete set)
Abridged atlas of county and city maps from the Illustrated Historical Atlas of Iowa, Andreas,1875.
The Zone 1-11 Atlas is a complete set of 1875 Iowa county maps. Each Zone consists of a series of 9 bordering county maps making up all 99 Iowa counties. Each Zone Atlas contains high resolution scanned images of vintage 19th century county and city maps that are presented in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Individual zone maps also sold separately.
In addition to all 99 Iowa county maps, there are 192 city and village maps on this CD. City maps and plans are often more detailed and include the names of many original property owners, businesses, municipal buildings, etc. Please note: some small city and village map plans include street and lot detail only.
Each atlas CD includes the following 19th century features:
* roads, railroads and canals
* cities, towns and villages
* post offices and government sites
* one-room schoolhouses, churches and cemeteries
* rivers, streams and ferries
* racetracks, fairgrounds and picnic groves
* industrial sites, furnaces and mills
* early homesteads and farms
- and much more
The Historic Atlas of Iowa series may be an invaluable aid to Genealogists, Historians and researchers in search of 19th century Iowa places.
The Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view, zoom, pan and print from the PDF images contained in this book; and is included free on each CD. The data has been created and configured using Adobe Acrobat for MS Windows (98, 98SE, XP, NT and 2000). The pages may be viewed in earlier versions of the software as well, and with current versions of the Adobe Reader on recent model Mac systems.
Download more digital atlas and 19th century gaetteer reviews here: http://www.historic-atlas-series.com/review.html
Good luck with your research!
Historic Archaeological Research
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