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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 855 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ATLANTIC, a city and the county-seat of Cass county, Iowa, U.S.A., on East Nishnabatna river, about 8o m. W. by S. of Des Moines. Pop. (1890) 4351; (1900) 5046; (1905, state census) 518o (625 foreign-born); (191o) 456o. It is served by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railway, and by an inter-urban electric line connecting with Elkhorn and Kimballton, and is the trade centre of a fine agricultural country; among its manufactures are machine-shop products, canned corn, flour, umbrellas, drugs and bricks. The municipality owns the water-works and electric-lighting plant. Atlantic was chartered as a city in 1869.
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