Iowa: 50 States in 50 Days


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Iowa, the Hawkeye State is synonymous with corn – even before the development of the Corn soy nexus. It takes its name from the Ioway people, the largest native American tribe living in the area. Some people from Iowa actually refer to their home as I-OH-WAY.
The Iowa border is formed by the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers on the west, the Mississippi River on the East and the Des Moines River on the south. Across these rivers are the states of South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri. Iowa became the 29th State in 1846.
Though Iowa is known for its agriculture manufacturing in the form of food processing now makes up most of its economy. Hostess makes its Twinkies and Hohos in Iowa. Major appliances are made by Amana, Frigidaire and Maytag.
Famous Iowans include John Wayne, Wallace Stegner, Grant Wood, Glenn L. Martin, Cloris Leachman, Johnny Carson and Captain James T Kirk
Nancy McDermott
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