Marshalltown, city (1990 pop. 25,178), seat of Marshall co., central Iowa, on the Iowa River inc. 1863. It is the rail and trade center of a rich grain and livestock area. Among the city's varied manufactures are plastic, rubber, and metal products paints machinery seeds shipping containers and furnaces. The Iowa Veterans' Home is there.

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