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Iowa City made territorial capitol in 1839

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- An act of Legislative Assembly of the Iowa Territory on January 21, 1839 established Iowa City.

It fulfilled the desire of Governor Robert Lucas to move the capitol out of Burlington and closer to the center of the territory.

On the same day in 1897, Iowa City Public Library first opened on the second floor of the C.O.D. Steam Laundry building at 211 Iowa Ave.

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