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HER AGRICULTURAL, MINERALOGICAL, AND GEOLOGICAL CHARAC-
TER; HER WATER COURSES, TIMBER LANDS, SOIL AND CLIMATE;

THE VARIOUS RAILROAD LINES BEING BUILT AND THOSE
PROJECTED, WITH THE DISTANCES ON EACH; THE NUM-
BER AND CONDITION OF CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS IN
EACH COUNTY; POPULATION AND BUSINESS STA-
TISTICS OF THE MOST IMPORTANT

CITIES AND TOWNS.

INFORMATION FOR THE IMMIGRANT

RESPECTING THE

SELECTION, ENTRY, AND CULTIVATION OF PRAIRIE SOIL; A LIST OF

UNENTERED LANDS IN THE STATE, &c.

WITH

NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS,

BY N. HOWE PARKER.

CHICAGO, ILL. :
KE EN AND LE E.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by

KEEN & LEE, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Northern District

of Illinois.

STEREOTYPED BY J. FAGAN, PHILADELPHIA.

THE
NEW YOK
PUBLIC LICRARY

5280
Astor, Len'x and Tilden
Fourdations.

1896

PRINTED BY SMITH & PETERS,
Franklin Buildings, Sixth Street below Arch, Philadelphia

Checo May 191:3

TO

THE YOUNG MEN OF IOWA,

INTO WHOSE HANDS WILL, ERE LONG, BE ENTRUSTED THE DESTINY
OF OUR YOUNG STATE, AND BY WHOM HER FREE SOIL, HER
BOUNDLESS RESOURCES, AND HER REPUBLICAN
INSTITUTIONS, ARE SOON TO BE DEVE
LOPED, CONTROLLED, IMPROVED,

AND PERPETUATED,

THIS BOOK IS RESPECTFULLY

Dedicated.

THAT THEY PROVE WORTHY OF THE SACRED TRUST, NEVER
SWERVING FROM THE PATH OF DUTY, AND THAT THEY
EXERT THEIR PREROGATIVES AS FREEMEN, TO AD-
VANCE INTO AN EVER-EXPANDING PROSPE
RITY THE NOBLE STATE WHOSE HELM
THEY HOLD, IS THE DESIRE

AND HOPE OF

THE AUTHOR.

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