Plainfield-Iowa Timeline

Plainfield Timeline

First Settlement

1866

First School built

1867

Praire Fire

1871

Bank

1898

Plainfield savings bank established

Mail carriers

1904

First rural mail carriers hired

Fire

1943

Destroys downtown plainfield

Robberies

1962

First robbery, January 17th
Second robbery, February 19th

Iowa Timeline

Settlers

1833

Early settlers came to Iowa for rich soil

Homestead Act

1862

Receive 160 acres free if they can farm for 5 years

Waterloo Tractors

1896

Waterloo Tractor company buys and sells tractors

4-H Started

1905

Tractors-Horses

1954

Number of tractors exceeds number of mules/horses used for farming

Top-5

1990

Iowa ranks top 5 in agriculture in the US