Timeline comparsion

Plainfield

First settlement in Polk township

1833 - 1834

Plainfield was platted

1866 - 1867

FIrst school

1867 - 1868

Telegraph 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 men's basketball team

1919 - 1920

Iowa

Settlers came to Iowa for 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

Farmers grow new crop-soybeans

1930 - 1931

Iowa's first soil conservation

1940 - 1941

Living history farms created

1970 - 1971

Iowa ranks #1 in soybean and corn production

1980 - 1981

Cattle and corn become major products

1990 - 1991