Iowa History Timeline: Text Version
C.E. = Common Era
Farmers RuleThe census reported farmers made up 90% of the labor force in America.
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Louis Honore Tesson Buys Land in Present-day IowaA French-Canadian named Louis Honore Tesson received a land grant from the Spanish government for a tract of land in what is now Iowa. At that time all the land west of the Mississippi River was still owned by the King of Spain, and Tesson had to buy his land from the Spanish governor. Historical accounts state he planted a grove of apple trees and made other improvements to solidify his claim to the land which was in Lee County near Montrose.
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