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Sterling

Sterling. 1 City (1990 pop. 10,362), seat of Logan co., NE Colo., on the South Platte River inc. 1884. It is the trading and shipping center of an agricultural area (grain, cattle, dairy products). Oil-related industries developed when oil was discovered nearby in the 1950s. Farm machinery and metal products are manufactured. 2 City (1990 pop. 15,132), Whiteside co., NW Ill., on the Rock River opposite Rock Falls inc. 1841. It is an industrial center in a farm region. Steel products and machinery are manufactured.

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