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Interesting Facts Iowa was admitted to the union as the 29th state on Dec. 28, 1846. As a Midwestern state, Iowa forms a bridge between the forests of the east and the grasslands of the high ...


Iowa State University is the oldest land grant college in the U.S.A. Decorah hosts Nordic Fest a three-day celebration of Decorah's Scandinavian heritage. The National Balloon Museum in Indianola chronicles more than 200 years of ballooning history.


Iowa Culture and Interesting Facts The Iowa State Fair. One of Iowa’s most popular and iconic events is its state fair. The Iowa State Fair began as a rather small event in the 1850s. Today the fair attracts over a million visitors each year.


25 Amazing Facts About Iowa. BY Stacy Conradt. November 25, 2015. Chloe Effron. ... geography History State Facts. FACEBOOK 0. TWITTER. EMAIL. Subscribe to our Newsletter! SIGN UP NOW. MENTAL FLOSS.


Iowa may be a small, mostly rural region of the U.S., but the 29th state admitted to America has an interesting 169-year story to tell. Check out these long-time and recent facts about Iowa that even some Iowans may not know. Des Moines is named after Fort Des Moines, a military post that the U.S ...


Historical facts on Iowa show that the first Europeans, French explorers Marquette and Jolliet, arrived in 1673. They found the Native American tribes in the region at that time were the Sauk, Mesqwaki, Sioux, Potowatomi, Oto, and Missouri.


Think again. These 13 facts about the state of Iowa will surprise you. Think you knew everything about Iowa? Think again. These 13 facts about the state of Iowa will surprise you. ... They can now be found on exhibit at the Museum of Natural History at the University of Iowa. What are some more surprising facts about Iowa? Share them with us in ...


Bergman, Marvin, ed. Iowa History Reader (1996) reprinted essays by scholars. Devine, Jenny Barker. On Behalf of the Family Farm: Iowa Farm Women's Activism Since 1945 (University of Iowa Press; 2013) 188 covers women in the Farm Bureau, the Farmers Union, the National Farm Organization, and the Porkettes.


Because of the extraordinary history in the teaching and sponsoring of creative writing that emanated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and related programs, Iowa City was the first American city designated by the United Nations as a "City of Literature" in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.


Our continued commitment to making Iowa a great place for job-seekers, new business and education contributes to what makes Iowa the best place to live in the U.S.! Read the full press release from the Governor’s office here. Iowa Quick Facts. Statehood: December 28, 1846. Population rank: 30th among the 50 states. Population (2015): 3,123,899 1