The New Student's Reference Work/Boone
Boone, a city and county-seat of Boone County, Iowa, 36 miles from Des Moines. In the vicinity are deposits of coal, also fire and pottery clay, and the city is engaged in the mining and shipping of coal and the manufacture of pottery, tiles, brick and flour. Boone has a public library, a hospital and the service of three railroads. Population, 10,347.