Nashua-Iowa Timeline

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Cattle and corn are Iowa's major farm products

1900

4-H clubs start in Iowa

1905

"To Make the Best Better"

Ceder Valley Electric Company completed the Dam over the Ceder River

1916

This dam was intended to power the city of Nashua by hydroelectricity.

Flu Epidemic

1918

Farmers start growing a ew crop - soybeans

1930

Nashua First State Bank is established

1931

First Rural Electrification Power Plant is built in Hampton Iowa

1936

Iowa's first soil conservation district is established

1940

Nashua Schools adopt the Bulldog as the school mascot.

1942

The number of tractors exceeds the number of horses and mules for the first time

1954

Great Ceder River Flood of 1961

1961

The Living History Farms is created near Des Moines

1970

For the first time Iowa ranks #1 in corn and soybean production

1980

The 100th class receives their diplomas from Nashua High School

1985

Addition is completed on the Nashua Public Library

1986

Iowa ranks in the top five agricultural producing states in the U.S.

1990

The dam is refurbished and Ceder Lake is created

1990

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

1995

Nashua-Plainfield Schools are Created

1997

New Middle School addition and New Sports Complex are started in Nashua

2012