State Info

New State President

We have a new President! Please join me in welcoming our new state President, Dean Swearingen. Congratulations! Please also join me in thanking Mike Rowley for all his hard work and determination over the last year as being our President. Good luck in all your future [...]

State Flag

Iowa was almost 75 years old before the state banner was adopted by the Legislature. Creation of a state banner had been suggested for years by patriotic organizations, but no action was taken until World War I. The impetus for final adoption of an official state banner originated with Iowa National Guardsmen stationed along the Mexican border during World War I. The Guardsmen saw that units from other states carried official banners and the Iowa Guardsmen said regiments from other states had banners and they felt one was needed to designate their unit and identify their origins. This prompted the state’s Daughters of the American Revolution into action and to design a banner in 1917. The Legislature officially adopted the design in 1921. Iowa was never in a hurry to adopt a state banner as they felt that there was no need. Iowans, with the memory of the Civil War still fresh in their minds, had not adopted a state banner because they felt a national banner was the only one needed. Approval of the banner was aided by patriotic organizations that launched a campaign to explain that a state banner was not meant to take the place of the [...]

State Bio

Capital City: Des Moines Location: 41.57673 N, 093.61740 W Area: 56276 sq.mi, 26th Land 55875 sq. mi., 23rd – Water 401 sq.mi., 44th Biographies: Famous Iowans Bird: Eastern Goldfinch Border States: Illinois – Minnesota – Missouri – Nebraska – South Dakota – Wisconsin Constitution: 29th State County Profile: 99 Counties Economy: Agriculture: Hogs, corn, soybeans, oats, cattle, dairy products. Industry: Food processing, machinery, electric equipment, chemical products, printing and publishing, primary metals. Flag: Having three vertical stripes blue, white and red the Iowa flag resembles the flag of France. On the white stripe is a bald eagle carrying a blue streamer in its beak. The state motto ” Our Liberties We Prize, and Our Rights We will Maintain” is written on the streamer. The name of the state is emblazoned in red letters. Flower: Wild Prairie Rose rosa pratincola Geographic Center: Story, 5 mi northeast of Ames Governor: Chet Culver (D) Highest Point: High Point; 1670 feet, 42nd Highway Markers: Iowa Resource Manual Historic Landmarks: Search Iowa Largest Cities: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo Library: Iowa Lowest Point: Juction of Mississippi & Des Moines rivers; 480 feet, 38th Maps: Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights [...]