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Iowa

Entered the Union: December 28, 1846 (29)

State Tree
Oak
State Flower

Wild Prairie Rose
State Bird
Eastern Goldfinch

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: Herbert Hoover (President), Henry Wallace (Vice President), John Wayne • Cloris Leachman • Kate Mulgrew (Actors), Johnny Carson (TV Entertainer), William "Buffalo Bill" Cody (Scout), George H. Gallup (Poll Taker), Abigail Van Buren • Ann Landers (Columnist), Glenn Martin (Aviator, Manufacturer), Frederick Maytag (Inventor, Manufacturer), Glenn Miller (Big Band), Robert Schuller • Billy Sunday (Evangelists), Andy Williams (Singer), Bix Beiderbecke (Jazz)



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