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Part of Michigan Territory, 1834; part of Wisconsin Territory, 1836; Iowa Territory, 1838
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Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Health Statistics
Lucas State Office Building
3321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
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