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Identifier: americanaunivers08newy (find matches)
Title: The Americana; a universal reference library, comprising the arts and sciences, literature, history, biography, geography, commerce, etc., of the world
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Subjects: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Publisher: New York : Scientific American Compiling Dept.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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ees of latitude. Itis bounded on the north by Minnesota, on theeast by Wisconsin and Illinois, on the south byMissouri, and on the west by Nebraska andSouth Dakota. Area, 56,025 square miles: 550water; it is 310 miles east and west, and 210north and south. Capital, Des Moines, Pop.(1900) 2.231,853. It is the si-xteenth State inorder of admission to the Union. Topography.— Iowa is a part of the greatcentral plain, and is chiefly vmdulating prairie,rising in gentle swells from the MississippiRiver to a divide running diagonally, from aheight of 1,694 feet in the northwest to a slighielevation in the southeast, with a parallel sub-divide in the southwest. There are now noswamps and few natural forests. The onlyrough spots are the sharp bluffs where the rivershave cut their paths through the glacial drift;the only woods, those along the streams,—altogether about 7,000 square miles of wood-land, with oak, elm, hickor>-. black walnut, ma-ple, Cottonwood, linden, ash, box-elder, pine.
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IOWA cedar, etc. The eastern watershed, two thirdsof the whole State, is drained to the Mis-sissippi by a series of streams, nearly all ofwhich are parallel and have a southeastwardcourse. The western part is drained to the Mis-souri by shorter and swifter ri\crs, flowing firstsouthwest and then south as the Missouri turnseastward. The chief Mississippi affluents are theUpper Iowa, the Turkey, the Maquoketa,the Wapsipinicon, the Iowa, and the Cedar(the main stream, the Iowa,— 375 miles, itstributary,* the Cedar, 400 miles, the two form-ing the second largest interior sjstem of theState and joining not far from the mouth of theIowa), the Skunk, and lastlj the Des Moineswith its numerous affluents, far the greatest andcommercially the most important as well as thefinest scenically, rising in Minnesota and run-ning diagonally across the entire State in acourse of 550 miles, with a basin of 14,500square miles. The State is prolonged by asoutheastern comer to include the entire chan-nel

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