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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.

 

New Year
Happy New Year
January 1st
In countries which use the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Day is usually celebrated on January 1. The celebration of the New Year is a major event world wide.
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Epiphany
3 Kings Epiphany
Jan. 6, 2015
The Feast of the Epiphany marks the end of the 12 Days of Christmas and celebrates the revelation of the birth of Jesus Christ as Savior of the whole world. Magi (wise men) from the east follow a star that suddenly appeared at Jesus' birth...
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Religious Freedom Day
Religious Freedom Day
January 16
Religious Freedom Day
Each year, the President declares January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day. It is the anniversary of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom in 1786.
Read more in our forum.
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Day
January 16
A U.S. holiday honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who peacefully worked for equal rights for all Americans.
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Sanctity of Life Day
Sanctity of Life Day
January 18, 2015
"All human life is a gift from our Creator that is sacred, unique and worthy of protection. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our country recognizes that each person, including every person waiting to be born, has a special place and purpose in this world." - President George W. Bush
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The Cheese Pirates
The Cheese Pirates by Christina Lewis
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.
Horse Portraits
Horse Portraits by Bridgette Lewis
Custom horse, dog, and people portraits
Radical Tone
Fuchs Amps
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Mercy Corps International
Worldwide Relief and Development
 

 

   

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