Our Iowa Heritage: On The Road to Statehood – Celebrating 175 Years!

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On December 28, 2021, The State of Iowa will be 175 years old.

In celebration of our statehood, below you’ll find Our Top 20 “Did You Know?” Facts About Iowa – twenty points of interest surrounding our state’s history. See how knowledgeable you are when it comes to Iowa trivia…

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Could President Polk be the originator of the faulty belief that Iowa is just “fly-over” country?
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Click here to read more about the 1946 Centennial…
Click here to read more about the 1996 Sesquicentennial…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – IOWA! December 28, 1846 – December 28, 2021.

Join us on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays. Learn some historical facts about Iowa City, Johnson County, or Eastern Iowa. Amaze your friends. It’s FREE!
Go to the bottom of your screen or off to your right and look for the form pictured above. Type in your email and click on the SUBSCRIBE button and on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays you’ll get a “Did You Know?” blog post from us in your email. ENJOY!

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Finally, THANK YOU to State Historical Society of Iowa for their vast treasure trove of information concerning the 175th anniversary celebration of Iowa Statehood.

Watch Iowa History 101 Video
In this Iowa History 101 webinar, State Curator Leo Landis highlights stories and artifacts from the exhibition, “Iowa’s People and Places.”

Click here to visit The State Historical Museum of Iowa’s website for more on Iowa’s People and Places exhibit.

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Click here for a complete INDEX of Our Iowa Heritage stories…

Click here for a complete INDEX of PEOPLE-PLACES-THINGS…

Click here for a complete INDEX of stories listed CHRONOLOGICALLY…

Click here for a numerical INDEX to all of the U.S. postage stamps, postal cards, and coins in our collection…