Iowa

There's a whole world out there, so why not go to Iowa

Introduction

Iowa is a place like no other ......

Land And Economy

Iowa is an amazing place, full of beautiful sights to see! Iowa is a state full of farmland. Many jobs can be found in Iowa and the most popular job is a farmer because the fertile soil is perfect. Iowa has about 17 times as much farmland as forest. The Mississippi River is to the east and the Missouri River is to the west of the state of Iowa. Iowa’s lowest point is 480 feet above sea level. It’s highest point is Hawkeye Point at 1,670 feet above sea level. Iowa’s major city is Des Moines. Almost one fifth of all the nation’s corn is in Iowa. Iowa’s nickname is Hawkeye. The temperature can change up to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Before settlers came, 80 percent of Iowa was covered with prairie grass.

Fun Facts and more interesting things

Slavery was illegal in Iowa. Some Iowans were part of the underground railroad. Iowans with Norwegian backgrounds celebrate Nordic fest each July. The underground railroad was a network of people who secretly helped slaves to freedom. Iowa’s economy grew quickly after the civil war. Des Moines is known for its arts and culture include the Iowa state fair’s memorials. Native Americans were the first people in Iowa. Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about her experiences in her little house books. Desoto National Wildlife Refuge is located along the Missouri river. The state bird is the Eastern Goldfinch. The capital of Iowa is Des Moines. Iowa is a perfect place to live so come on over!

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