Tori's Ag. Timeline

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Settling

1833

Settlers came to Iowa

Nashua Settles

1854

John Hall builds first log cabin

Homestead Act

1862

Allows pioneers to receive 160 acres of land free, to farm for five years

Plainfield

1866

Plainfield is plotted as a town

School- Plainfield

1867

The school was built

Doctor- Plainfield

1869

First Doctor of Plainfield

First Church- Plainfield

1874 - 1949

First Methodist Episcopal Church built, eventually burned

Railroad

1880

Railroad joins agriculture for transportation

Tractors

1896

Waterloo Tractor Company supplies jobs, builds and sells tractors

Products

1900

Cattle and Corn become Iowa's major farm products

Nashua Dam

1916

Dam was built on the Cedar River in Nashua.

Nashua Fire

1926

Biggest fire in Nashua's history- Wooden Mill burned- $75,000 fire

Soy Beans

1930

Farmers start new product for growing- Soybeans

Soil Conservation

1940

Iowa's first soil conservation district is established.

Plainfield- Senator

1941 - 1962

Plainfield native becomes U.S. senator- J. Kendall Lynes

School- Nashua

1961

Construction of Elementary School

Living History Farms

1970

Living History Farms was created near Des Moines

Restoring Dam- Nashua

1986 - 1990

Restoring Dam after lake almost dried up- $1 million

Iowa Ranks

1990

Iowa ranks in the top five agricultural producing state in the united states

Technology

1995

Agriculture goes hi-tech with satellites, yield monitors, and grid mapping.

Combine

1997

Nashua and Plainfield combine school districts.