The 29th state admitted into the Union (1846), Iowa. It’s history always involved the fact that it has the richest soil in the world.
Prior to the French Europeans coming to claim the land, Host Nation people lived here for 13,000 years. It drives it’s name from the Ioway Tribe . It was considered to be French territory and was the agricultural area of the Louisiana Territory. It was included in the Louisiana Purchase and immediately became a territory
It has a number of important ‘firsts’. The University of Iowa was the first state university in the country to admit women equally with men (1847.) The Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport was the first Chiropractic school in the world. And it is the future birthplace of…
The flag is a tri-color patterned after the French flag, indicating it’s connection to France. In the middle of the white section is a bald eagle with a long ribbon and the words from the Iowa state seal. Under the eagle written in a font known as Serifed Majuscules is the word…wait for it…Iowa. Once again because of the unoriginal design and the inclusion of the state seal words (way too many words), NAVA does not have a good opinion of the flag.
We lived in Iowa for 4 1/2 years. We were amazed at being able to pretty much walk outside anywhere and just throw down seeds and they would grow. Of most significance, our dear, amazing God Daughter Nicole was born there. She is one of the hero’s who isn’t wearing a cape – she is wearing scrubs. Nicole is an outstanding nurse.