The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Olmsted
OLMSTED, a S. E. county of Minnesota, drained by the Zumbro and Root rivers and other streams; area, 720 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 19,793. The surface is uneven and the soil productive. It is traversed by the Winona and St. Peter railroad. The chief productions in 1870 were 2,117,074 bushels of wheat, 340,223 of Indian corn, 996,364 of oats, 114,056 of barley, 126,668 of potatoes, 18,082 lbs. of wool, 20,700 of hops, 654,455 of butter, and 31,319 tons of hay. There were 7,576 horses, 6,496 milch cows, 9,463 other cattle, 4,918 sheep, and 7,298 swine; 2 manufactories of boots and shoes, 6 of carriages and wagons, 3 of cooperage, 1 of iron castings, 1 of curried leather, 1 of engines and boilers, 5 of saddlery and harness, 1 of sash and blinds, 3 of tin, copper, and sheet-iron ware, 3 breweries, 3 flour mills, and 3 saw mills. Capital, Rochester.