Iowa Timeline

Nashua and Plainfield

Nashua Settled

1855

Plainfield Established

1866

First Medical Doctor in Plainfield

1869

First Graduating Class in Nashua

1885

Nashua's First football team

1896

Dam in Nashua

1916

Flu epidemic hit Nashua

1918

Plainfield First Basketball Team

1919

Plainfield's Soldier monument was Dedicated

1929

Fire destroys downtown Plainfield

1943

Iowa

Early settlers come to Iowa for rich Prairie Soil

1833

First Iowa State Fair

1854

The railroad moves agriculture products in and out of Iowa

1880

The Waterloo tractor company builds and sells Tractors

1896

Cattle and Corn are Iowa's major farm products

1900

Iowa Starts growing Soy Beans

1930

Iowa's first Soil conservation District is Established

1940

The Number of tractors exceeds the number of horses and Mules for the first Time

1954

The Living History Farm is created Near Des Moines

1970

Iowa ranks #1 in corn and soy bean production

1980