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IOWA

STATE Overview

State Capital

Des Moines

Year Admitted

December 28, 1846

State Order

29

State Nickname

The Hawkeye State

State Tree

Bur Oak

State Animal

Seal

State Bird

American Goldfinch

State Fish

Channel Catfish

State Flower

Wild Prairie Rose

State Crop

No agricultural failure in Iowa. The soil is so rich all types of crops thrive.

State Landmarks

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Effigy Mounds, Amana Colonies, Maquoketa Caves, Gold-domed Capital Building, and Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

State Facts

Iowa is the only state that starts with two vowels. Iowa has the tallest double railroad track bridge - the Kate Shelley Bridge in Boone, Iowa.

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