Iowa as it is in 1855; A Gazetteer for Citizens, and a Handbook for Immigrants, 1855

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Description
Iowa as it in in 1855; A Gazetteer for Citizens and a Handbook for Immigrants served as a comprehensive guide to the state of Iowa, featuring chapters on land quality, climate, population, infrastructure, government, and charitable organizations. Iowa’s settlement was part of a larger migration across the American West that began with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Part of the original Louisiana Purchase territory, Iowa, became a state in 1846. It attracted immigrants, and migrants were drawn to the region's fertile soil and climate suitable for farming.
date made
ca 1855
associated date
1855
publisher
Keen and Lee
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
cloth (overall material)
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 5/8 in x 5 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 19.3675 cm x 13.335 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
CL.315412.04
catalog number
315412.4
315412.04
accession number
315412
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History