Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Burlington (Iowa)
BURLINGTON, a city of Iowa, the county-seat of Des Moines co. It is on the Mississippi river, and on the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy, the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific, and the Toledo, Peoria, and Western railroads. It is an important industrial city and has manufactures of crackers, pearl buttons, agricultural implements, boilers, engines, etc. The machine and repair shops of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy railroad are here. The city has an opera house, a court house, hospitals, a public library, and a handsome park. Pop. (1910) 24,324; (1920) 24,057.