Iowa Timeline

Iowa

Early settlers came to Iowa for the rich soil

1833 - 1834

Iowa state fair held for better cattle

1854 - 1855

The Homestead act

1862 - 1863

Railroad moves products

1880 - 1881

Waterloo Tractor Company

1896 - 1897

Cattle and corn become major products

1900 - 1901

Plainfield

First settlement in Polk Township

1854 - 1855

Plainfield was platted

1866 - 1867

First school

1867 - 1868

Telgraph station

1868 - 1869

First medical doctor

1869 - 1870

Prairie Fire

1871 - 1872

First Methodist church

1874 - 1875

First baptist church

1879 - 1880

West side main street fire

1893 - 1894

First boys basketball team

1919 - 1920