POPULATION CENTER SPOON
This spoon is engraved with a picture
of a stone marker which indicates that the population center of the USA
on June 1, 1900
was on a small farm near Columbus, Indiana.
Engraved in this bowl
:"Center of Population U.S.A. June 11, 1900
On Henry Marre Farm near
The mean centre of US population is
“the point at which an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map
of the US would balance perfectly
In 1900, the census indicated that the
population of Columbus, Indiana was 8130 persons,
of whom 313 were foreign-born and 224 were of negro descent.
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