Monday, January 19, 2015

Iowa


Iowa is a state in the midwest part of the US.
It's nickname is The Hawkeye State to honor Native American Chief Blackhawk.
It's motto is Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.

(from: wikipedia - iowa)

Iowa used to be owned by France a long time ago, and the flag of Iowa has blue, white and red stripes just like the flag of France.
There is a bald eagle in the middle, holding a ribbon that has the state motto on it.

(from: wikipedia - flag of iowa)

The state seal of Iowa has a soldier on it, some wheat for the wheat farmers from long ago, lead because of the old lead mines, and the Steamboat Iowa which was one of the largest and fastest boats on the Mississippi in the 1800s.

(from: wikipedia - seal of iowa)

There is a place in Iowa called the Grotto of the Redemption, that is made up of fancy rocks, seashells, statues and caves all built up near a church and displaying many statues.

(from: wikipedia - grotto of the redemption)

The famous painting American Gothic was painted based on a house that is in Eldon, Iowa. The house is now a historical location and you can tour it.

(from: wikipedia - american gothic)

Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the US was born in Iowa.

(from: wikipedia - herbert hoover)


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