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Iowa

   
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Iowa Printables

 

Iowa Color-me State Quarter

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Midwestern States Label Me Map

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Iowa Online Extras

 

Goldfinch - wherethebirdsare.com

Iowa State Bird: Goldfinch

 

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The American Midwest

Iowa State Bird: Goldfinch

 

Top Five Facts

 

1. ) Historic Council Bluffs, Iowa was the main outfitting center for settlers traveling on the Mormon Trail.

2. ) A 100-foot obelisk in Sioux City honors Charles Floyd, the only person to die during the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806. It was the nation’s first designated National Historic Landmark.

3. ) Cedar Rapids, Iowa was the home of artist Grant Wood. In 1930, he painted American Gothic, (the farmers) which is one of the most recognizable American paintings of the 1900s.

 

4. ) Effigy Mounds is a pre-historic archaeology site that features mounds made in the shapes of animals by ancient peoples.

5. ) Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, features over three miles of "sky" bridges that connect buildings.

 

Iowa in History

 

Louisiana Purchase

Iowa became part of the United States in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. Click above to learn why it is sometimes called the "greatest real estate deal in history."

   
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Lewis and Clark in Depth

This is one of the web’s most comprehensive exhibits on the Lewis and Clark expedition for kids. It contains numerous printable and interactive activities as well as a guided tour along the trail.

   

Council Bluffs and the Mormon Trail

Mormon settlers made Cuncil Bluffs the staging point for their journey into the west. Learn all about Council Bluffs and the Mormon Trail by clicking above.

   
 
Other Events in Iowa History
 

Explorations of Marquette and Joliet

Explorations of Robert Sieur de la Salle

Black Hawk War

American Civil War

Union States in the Civil War

 

Iowa in Detail

 
Iowa state capitol building
 
Iowa State Capitol Building at Des Moines: By IqkotzeOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9967341
 

Mississippi River

Missouri River

 

Selected Iowa Video – Effigy Mounds