The New Student's Reference Work/Burlington
Bur′lington, a city in Iowa, county seat of Des Moines County, on the west bank of the Mississippi. It is a beautiful and healthful city, the business portion being built along the river, while the residences are on high bluffs, from which there is a fine view up and down the river. The city has good public schools, besides Burlington Institute College and a Roman Catholic Academy. Notable in the city are the municipal buildings, opera house and public library. Coal is extensively mined near the city, making it a favorable place for manufactures, among which there are flour and saw mills, foundries, soap factories, breweries and pork-packing establishments, agricultural tools, furniture, etc. Population in 1910, 24,640.