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Sioux City, Iowa, USA - 1895 - Sioux City
Sioux City, the second city of Iowa in population and the capital of Woodbury co., is situated on the Missouri River, about 100 miles above Omaha, and 215 miles W.N.W. of Des Moines, the state capital. It is the con verging-point of 9 important railway lines (which have a new $300,000 union depot), and has 45 churches, 17 banks (capital $3,575,000), 4 superior hotels, a handsome Y. M. C. A. building, a fine i. of $130,000, a university, a public library, a city hall costing $125,000, an opera-house ($75,000), and in course of construction a United States government building to cost $250,000. Its industrial establishments embrace 5 extensive packing-houses, and manufactories of cigars, sash, doors, flour, trunks, clothing, lumber, brooms, tents and awnings, carriages and wagons, cornices, soaps, spices, bricks and tile, refrigerators, &c., in which are employed 3000 hands and a capital of $6,000,000. The streets are lighted by gas and electricity, and traversed by electric and cable railways. Three daily and 12 weekly newspapers are published here. Pop. in 1880, 7336; in 1890, 37,806.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
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