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Herbert Hoover
"Children are our most valuable natural resource."
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Herbert Hoover
"When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned."
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Herbert Hoover
"My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope."
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Entered the Union: December 28, 1846 (29)

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Capital: Des Moines
Origin of Name: from an Indian word meaning
“This is the Place” or “the Beautiful Land”
State Nickname: Hawkeye State
State Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain
State Song: “Song of Iowa"
State Forests: 10 • State Parks: 83
Famous for: Corn and Agricultural Products
Famous Iowans: John Wayne • Cloris Leachman • Kate Mulgrew (actors), Johnny Carson (TV entertainer), William "Buffalo Bill" Cody (scout), George H. Gallup (poll taker), Herbert Hoover (President), Ann Landers (columnist), Glenn Martin (aviator, manufacturer), Frederick Maytag (inventor, manufacturer), Glenn Miller (Big Band), Robert Schuller • Billy Sunday (evangelists), Abigail Van Buren (columnist), Henry Wallace (Vice President), Andy Williams (singer), Bix Beiderbecke (jazz)
Animals and Birds: Click on photos of the animals and birdson this
page to find out more about them and to hear the sounds they make.
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French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet were the first Europeans to visit Iowa in 1673. Iowa was included in the Louisiana purchase and came under U.S. control in 1803.
Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeastern Iowa preserves prehistoric mounds constructed in the outline of mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Campers and motor homes are manufactured in Winnebago County. They're called Winnebago's. 
Quaker Oats, in Cedar Rapids, is the largest cereal company in the world.
Wright County has the highest percentage of grade-A topsoil in the nation.
Iowa is the only state name that starts with two vowels.
Iowa's Ethnic Roots: German 35.7%, Irish 13.5%, English 9.5%, American 6.6%, Norwegian 5.7%, Dutch 4.6%, Swedish 3.3%, Danish 3.2%
Religion in Iowa: 75% Christian (50% Protestant, 23% Catholic), 1% Other), 13% No Religion, 6% Other Religions
Decorah hosts "Nordic Fest" to celebrate its Scandinavian heritage.
Iowa has historically placed a strong emphasis on education. In 2003, Iowa had the second highest average SAT scores by state, and tied for second highest average ACT scores.
Iowa is the nation's third most productive agricultural state, following only California and Texas in the value of its yearly farm output. Iowa produces 1/10 of our nation's food supply! It is the number one producer of corn and soybeans.

 

EASTER
Easter
April 5, 2015
Easter Sunday

One of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ's resurrection from death.
Read more in our forum.
ARBOR DAY
Arbor Day
April 24, 2015
Arbor Day
is a national holiday enacted in 1872 to encourage people to plant trees and appreciate all the things trees give us.
National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer
May 7, 2015
National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting all Americans to pray for our nation. It as created in 1952 by Congress and Pres. Harry S. Truman.
Read more in our forum.
MOTHERS DAY
Mother's Day
May 10, 2015
is Mother's Day! It is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in May to honor mothers and motherhood. In 1914, Pres. Woodrow Wilson made this an official holiday in the USA.
Read more in our forum.
Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day
May 16, 2015
Armed Forces Day
is a day to pay tribute to the men and women who serve in the five military branches of the United States' armed forces.
Read more in our forum.
PENTECOST
Pentecost
May 24, 2015
Pentecost

is the day the Christian church was born. On the Jewish feast of Pentecost, 40 days after Jesus rose from the dead, he sent the Holy Spirit to fill his disciples with the empowerment of God's presence.
Read more in our forum.
MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day
May 25, 2015
Memorial Day
is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service
Read more in our forum.
 
The Cheese Pirates
Cheese Pirates - Cheddar Island
The Cheese Pirates
(Available on Amazon)
"Pirates of the Caribbean, move over! Make room for a crew of mouse-privateers who will capture your hearts and stop your breath with their thrilling sea-going adventures! A wonderful story, full of bold mice, good and wicked, who will show you what courage really means." - Lynne Reid Banks, author of The Indian in the Cupboard
One Street Over
Michael Lewis Video: Sky Blue
"Sky Blue" (Wyoming Winds) byOne Street Over
Escape your daily blues with this new music video by One Street Over.
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