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All About Iowa

State Facts

Iowa was the 29th state to join the union. It became a state on December 28, 1846.

State facts about Iowa

Capital - Des Moines

Abbreviation - IA

Nickname - Hawkeye State

Motto - "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain"

Song - The Song of Iowa

Bird - Eastern Goldfinch

Flower - Wild Rose

Insect -

Area - approximately 56,276 square miles

Websites for studying about Iowa

African American Museum of Iowa

Mission: To preserve, publicize, and educate the public on the African American heritage and culture of Iowa.

Identification of Common Trees of Iowa

This interactive key was developed to help identify the most common trees in Iowa. The key is based on vegetative characteristics such as leaves, fruits, and bark. It is not a complete key. It does not include all trees grown in Iowa.

A to Z Kids Stuff - Iowa

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Iowa

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Iowa

Mr. - Iowa

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Iowa resources.

Explore the States - Iowa

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Iowa

Facts & Trivia about Iowa - Iowa

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Iowa

Awesome America - Iowa

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Iowa.

Iowa Map/Quiz Printout

Iowa State Quarters Coloring Pages

In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

Iowa Farm Bureau -- A Patchwork of People Helping People

Iowa Virtual Field Trips

More Iowa field trips ...

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