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Encyclopedia > Burlington, Iowa
Burlington
Shoquoquon
Flint Hills
U.S. 34 over the Mississippi River in Burlington. The Great River Bridge connects Burlington and Gulf Port, Illinois.
U.S. 34 over the Mississippi River in Burlington. The Great River Bridge connects Burlington and Gulf Port, Illinois.
Location in the state of Iowa ‎
Location in the state of Iowa
Coordinates: 40°48′29″N 91°6′57″W / 40.80806, -91.11583
Country United States
State Iowa
County Des Moines
Founded 1833
Government
 - Mayor Mike Edwards
 - City Council Bill Ell
Tim Scott
Mike Campbell
Garry Thomas
Area
 - Total 38.4 km² (14.8 sq mi)
 - Land 36.4 km² (14.1 sq mi)
 - Water 2.0 km² (0.8 sq mi)
Elevation 185 m (696 ft)
Population (2000)
 - Total 26,839
 - Density 737.5/km² (1,910.1/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52601
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-09550
GNIS feature ID 0454995
Website: http://www.burlingtoniowa.org/

Burlington is a city in Des Moines County, Iowa, United States. The population was 26,839 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Des Moines CountyGR6. Burlington is the center of a micropolitan area including West Burlington and Middletown, Iowa and Gulf Port, Illinois. Burlington is the home of Snake Alley, the crookedest alley in the world, and has been called the Backhoe Capital of the World. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 444 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,098 × 609 pixels, file size: 194 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... U.S. Route 34 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 1,122 miles (1,806 km) from the western suburbs of Chicago to north-central Colorado. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... The term Great River Bridge may also refer to the former proposed name of the Charles W. Dean Bridge, a bridge that (starting in 2010) will carry Interstate 69 from Arkansas to Mississippi. ... Gulf Port is a village located in Henderson County, Illinois. ... Image File history File links Des_Moines_County_Iowa_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Burlington_Highlighted. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Largest metro area Des Moines metropolitan area Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Nicknamed the Crookedest Street in the World, Snake Alley, located in Burlington, Iowa, was constructed in 1894 as an experimental street design. ... It has been suggested that Backhoe fade be merged into this article or section. ...

Contents

History

Prior to American settlement, the area was neutral territory for the Sac and Fox Indians, who called it "Shoquoquon" (Shok-ko-kon), meaning Flint Hills. [1] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Fox tribe of Native Americans are an Algonquian language-speaking group that are now merged with the allied Sac tribe as the Sac and Fox Nation. ...


In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson organized two parties of explorers to map out the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis and Clark followed the Missouri River, while Lt. Zebulon Pike followed the Mississippi River. In 1805, Pike landed at the bluffs below Burlington and raised the United States Flag for the first time on Iowa soil and recommended the construction of a fort. 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ... For the musical, see Louisiana Purchase (musical) and Louisiana Purchase (film). ... The Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806) was the first American overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Zebulon Pike Jr. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Union Jack. ...


The American Fur Company established a post in the area in 1829. Actual settlement began in 1833, shortly after the Black Hawk Purchase. It was laid out as a town and named Flint Hills in 1834. John B. Gray, the first American to purchase a lot in the settlement, renamed it for his former home, Burlington, Vermont. Burlington was incorporated as a town in 1837, and was chartered as a city in 1838 by the territory of Wisconsin. The American Fur Company was founded by John Jacob Astor in 1808. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1833 (MDCCCXXXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Black Hawk Purchase, sometimes called the Forty-Mile Strip or Scotts Purchase, was a land acquistion made in what is now Iowa by the United States federal government. ... Year 1834 (MDCCCXXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and is the shire town of Chittenden County, Vermont. ...


In 1837, Burlington became the second territorial capital of the Wisconsin Territory. [2] After the Iowa Territory was organized in the following year, Burlington became its first territorial capital. The government used "Old Zion", the first Methodist Church in Iowa (located near what is now 3rd and Washington streets), to conduct business of the day. Although this building no longer exists, a historical marker may be found at its site on Third and Columbia Streets. Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Wisconsin Territory became an organized territory of the United States by an act of U.S. Congress passed on April 20, 1836 which went into effect on July 3, 1836. ... Iowa Territory was an organized territory of the United States from July 4, 1838 until December 28, 1846 when it became Iowa, the 29th state. ... Roadside hisotrical marker biography of Carter G. Woodson located in Huntington, West Virginia A historical marker is a plaque erected at historically significant locations, facilities, or buildings. ...


Iowa's nickname "The Hawkeye State" has its roots in Burlington. At Judge David Rorer's suggestion, publisher James G. Edwards changed The Iowa Patriot newspaper's name to The Hawk-Eye and Iowa Patriot in tribute to his friend Black Hawk. Rorer is said to have found the name in The Last of the Mohicans while Edwards proposed the nickname to "...rescue from oblivian [sic] a momento [sic], at least of the name of the old chief."[3] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Iowa. ... For other uses of Blackhawk/Black Hawk, see Black Hawk. ... For other uses, see The Last of the Mohicans (disambiguation). ...


Burlington was a bustling river port in the steamboat era and home to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q, 1848-1970) merged into the Burlington Northern Railroad (BN, 1970-1996), which in turn merged into the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF, 1997-present). Even today one of the main East-West lines of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad crosses the Mississippi at Burlington. For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Steamboat (disambiguation). ... The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (AAR reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. ... The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (AAR reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. ... The Burlington Northern Railroad (AAR reporting marks BN) was a United States-based railroad company operating between 1970 and 1995. ... An eastbound BNSF Railway train passes some maintenance of way equipment in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, August 8, 2004. ...


Geography

Burlington is located at 40°48′29″N, 91°6′57″W (40.808153, -91.115726)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.8 mi² (38.4 km²). 14.1 mi² (36.4 km²) of it is land and 0.8 mi² (2.0 km²) of it (5.26%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Climate

Weather averages for Burlington
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F 30.6 35.4 48.0 62.1 72.7 81.9 85.6 82.9 75.7 64.6 49.5 34.7 60.3
Average low °F 13.1 18.0 29.5 41.2 51.8 61.0 65.5 63.0 55.0 43.7 31.8 18.9 41.0
Precipitation inch 1.3 1.2 2.8 3.7 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.0 2.9 2.5 1.9 37.1
Average high °C -00.8 01.9 08.9 16.7 22.6 27.7 29.8 28.3 24.3 18.1 09.7 01.5 15.7
Average low °C -10.5 -07.8 -01.4 5.1 11.0 16.1 18.6 17.2 12.8 06.5 -00.1 -07.3 5.0
Precipitation mm 32.4 29.8 71.1 93.3 105.2 107.3 108.6 105.5 101.3 74.3 64.0 49.2 943.0
Source: worldclimate.com[1] Jun 2007

Transportation

The town is served by U.S. Route 34, which is the freeway that goes through the middle of town and U.S. Route 61. Iowa Highways 99 and 406 served the town before they were decommissioned in 2003. U.S. Route 34 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 1,122 miles (1,806 km) from the western suburbs of Chicago to north-central Colorado. ... The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... Iowa DOT use the standard cicle sign shield for its state highways. ...


Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Burlington, operating its California Zephyr daily in both directions between Chicago, Illinois, and Emeryville, California, across the bay from San Francisco. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Other information Code BRL Traffic Passengers (2006) 6,550 7. ... Two California Zephyr express trains meet at a railroad siding (Grizzly) in Garfield County, Colorado beside the Colorado River on March 21, 1949. ... Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ... Emeryville is a small city located in Alameda County, California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


The Southeast Iowa Regional Airport is located about five miles south of down town. Commercial service is provided through American Airlines' "American Connection". This service offers three daily flights to St. Louis. Quad City International Airport, the area's large international airport, is approximately 70 miles north of the city, in Moline, Illinois. Southeast Iowa Regional Airport (IATA: BRL, ICAO: KBRL) is a public airport located just south of Burlington, Iowa. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... American Connection is a brand name used by three airlines feeding American Airliness hub at Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport: Chautauqua Airlines, serving 14 cities with 15 Embraer ERJ-140 jets RegionsAir (formerly Corporate Airlines), serving 12 cities with 10 Jetstream 32 turboprops Trans States Airlines, serving 29 cities... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Taxi diagram of Quad City International Airport. ... Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ...


Burlington Urban Service (B.U.S.) is a transportation system owned and operated by the City of Burlington. Routes service nearly all areas of Burlington, and nearly 90% of all residents live within 3 city blocks of a bus route. Greyhound Lines provides daily out-of-town bus service.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 26,839 people, 11,102 households, and 7,105 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,910.1/mi² (737.6/km²). There were 11,985 housing units at an average density of 853.0/mi² (329.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.6% White, 5.0% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.06% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 11,102 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.94. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $33,770, and the median income for a family was $40,912. Males had a median income of $33,238 versus $23,003 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,450. About 10.0% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

Burlington's roots are in transportation and manufacturing. Manufacturing plants are among the largest employers in the area, including companies such as American Ordnance LLC, Case Corporation, General Electric, Champion Spark Plugs, Vista Bakery, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. The largest employer in the area is the Great River Medical Center. Wal-Mart is the largest retail employer in Burlington. CNH Global N.V. (short for Case-New Holland; NYSE: CNH-ADRs) is the second largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment and the third largest maker of construction equipment in the world. ... “GE” redirects here. ... Federal-Mogul Corporation is a major automotive parts supplier based in Southfield, Michigan, USA. Currently operating under Chapter 11 reorganization, Federal-Mogul employs some 41,000 people in 24 countries. ... An eastbound BNSF Railway train passes some maintenance of way equipment in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, August 8, 2004. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


Culture

Sports

The Burlington Bees play the Swing of the Quad Cities in this July 2004 game at Burlington Community Field.
The Burlington Bees play the Swing of the Quad Cities in this July 2004 game at Burlington Community Field.

Burlington is the home of the Burlington Bees baseball team, a member of the Class A Midwest League. The Bees play at Community Field, which underwent extensive renovation in 2005. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 656 KB)Taken at Burlington Community Field on Thursday, July 30, 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 656 KB)Taken at Burlington Community Field on Thursday, July 30, 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Swing of the Quad Cities is a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the St. ... League Midwest League Division Western Year founded 1947 Major League affiliation Kansas City Royals Home ballpark Community Field Previous home ballparks City Burlington, Iowa Current uniform colors Previous uniform colors Logo design Division titles League titles Manager Jim Gabella Owner The Burlington Bees are a Class A minor league baseball... The Midwest League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. ... Community Field is a stadium in Burlington, Iowa. ...


34 Raceway in West Burlington hosts weekly auto racing events through the spring, summer and fall. The track is a 3/8-mile, semi-banked, clay oval built in 1966 by SamJack Inc. and currently owned by Jeff Laue. The raceway has hosted numerous prestigious national events since its inception.


Burlington hosts the Snake Alley Criterium, one of the most physically challenging races in the Midwest. The annual event is held on a fifteen block course, with differences in elevation from 555 feet to 678 feet. The course is entirely on city streets, mostly in the downtown commercial area. A one block long climb is on the historic brick street named Snake Alley. The 276 foot long Snake Alley has 5 switchbacks in a sixty foot climb. The average grade is 12.5 percent in that one block. A criterium, or crit, is a type of bike race held on a short course (usually less than 5 km), often run on closed-off city centre streets. ...


Media

The Hawk Eye is a morning newspaper published seven days a week. The paper was established in 1838 and is Iowa's oldest newspaper.


Burlington's radio stations include KAYP 89.9 FM, KKMI 93.5 FM, KCDM 98.3 FM, KDMG 103.1 FM, KGRS 107.3 FM, KCPS 1150 AM, and KBUR 1490 AM. Burlington residents also listen to stations in nearby communities, most notably, the Quad Cities. The I-74 Bridge, connecting Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline, Illinois is located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. ...


Education

Burlington is also home to a campus of Southeastern Community College.


Notable Natives

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Points of interest

Snake Alley
Snake Alley

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (988x1343, 576 KB) [edit] Summary Snake Alley in w:Burlington, Iowa. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (988x1343, 576 KB) [edit] Summary Snake Alley in w:Burlington, Iowa. ... Crapo Park (85 acres, 34 hectares) is a city park with arboretum and botanical garden, located alongside the Mississippi River at Parkway Drive, Burlington, Iowa. ... Nicknamed the Crookedest Street in the World, Snake Alley, located in Burlington, Iowa, was constructed in 1894 as an experimental street design. ...

See also

Burlington is a city located in Ward County, North Dakota. ...

External links

Coordinates: 40.808153° N 91.115726° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Burlington (Iowa).

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Burlington is the home of the Burlington Bees baseball team, a class A member of the Midwest League.
Historic Burlington, Iowa - Events (900 words)
Historic Burlington is now home to such notable attractions as Snake Alley, dubbed by Ripley's Believe it or Not as the "crookedest street in the world." Located north of downtown is Heritage Hill Historic District, which gives the impression of a Victorian neighborhood with an unusually large number of impressive church structures.
Sponsored by the Art Guild of Burlington, this one-day Fine Arts fair is in its 38th year and is the largest event of its kind in the region.
Burlington is a port –of-call for the Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen, and American Queen.
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