The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Poweshiek

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POWESHIEK, a S. E. county of Iowa, drained by the north fork of Skunk river, which crosses the S. W. corner, and by English river and other streams; area, 576 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 15,581. It has a fertile soil. The Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific, and the Central Iowa railroads pass through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 709,726 bushels of wheat, 1,435,557 of Indian corn, 189,362 of oats, 78,987 of potatoes, 286,630 lbs. of butter, 28,127 of wool, and 22,783 tons of hay. There were 7,064 horses, 5,223 milch cows, 9,710 other cattle, 8,395 sheep, and 25,102 swine; 7 manufactories of carriages and wagons, 4 of saddlery, and 3 flour mills. Capital, Montezuma.