|Page 136||History of Story County, Iowa||Page 136|
INVENTORY OF CITY PROPERTY
MARCH 1, 1886
|City Library Building||725.00|
|City Tool House and Lot||100.00|
|City Cemetery Buildings cost||175.00|
|City Hook and Ladder Trucks||700.00|
|City Fire Engine and Hose Cart||750.00|
|City Force Pump||93.00|
|City Road Scraper||200.00|
|City Tools and Scrapers||150.00|
|City Books and Library||1,200.00|
|City Park Seats||60.00|
All of which is respectfully submitted.
H. C. BOARDMAN,
WILLIAM GATES, Finance Committee.
R. J. SILLIMAN,
According to the returns of the census tabulatedin the office of the Secretary of State Story County has a population of 17.527, of which number 3,473 are of foreign birth. The number of foreign born [Norwegian] in Palestine, including Sheldahl is given at 528; Howard 500; Lafayette, including Story City, 379; Milford 131; Union, including Cambridge, 172; and Warren 165. There are 6,425 married (how about the odd one); 10,593 single; 476 widowed and thirty-three divorced; the number of births in 1884 were 392; subject to military duty 3,012; entitled to vote 3,866.Of the aliens 119 have taken out first papers and 372 have made no application. The number of families in the county is given at 3,510; number of dwellings 3,410. Of the native population 1,673 were born in Illinois; 7,952 in Iowa; 1,100 in Ohio. The number of pupils in attendance upon the public schools is given at 5,741. These few statistics will give something of an idea as to how Story. County stands in several quarters and will explain some things that may have puzzled many.(January 29, 1886.)
THE PAST YEAR.
The year 1885 is past and gone. Like all things of this earth it has had its day, and we can only look to it from the record. The question now arises how has it left Story County? Let us see. In