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The Honey Lands were a strip of territory disputed between the U.S. state of Missouri and the Iowa Territory. Both political entities claimed the area because of confusion caused by a poorly-done survey conducted on the orders of the Missouri legislature. In 1838 the dispute came to a head when militia from both Missouri and Iowa Territory came into the area after the felling of several honey trees by Missouri residents. Missouri, named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe meaning canoe, is a Midwestern state of the United States with Jefferson City as its capital. ... 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. ... Surveying is concerned with the application of mathematics and physics in obtaining accurate measurements for the determination of the position of points on the Earths surface. ... 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A militia is a group of citizens organized to provide paramilitary service. ... Honey honey comb A capped frame of honeycomb Honey is a sweet and viscous fluid produced by bees and other insects from the nectar of flowers. ...


The disputed strip was 13 miles wide and several hundred miles long. The two militias gathered along the disputed land, but the Honey War was averted when the Missouri troops withdrew. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Iowa Territory in 1849. The Honey Lands were a strip of territory disputed between the U.S. state of Missouri and the Iowa Territory. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


 
 

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