On The Road To Statehood – Celebrating 175 Years – 1846.

The 29-Star Flag. When Iowa joined the Union on December 28, 1846, the U.S. Flag “officially” added a 29th star on July 4, 1847. In 2000, the USPS issued a series of flag stamps and this is the version of the 29-star flag used. Prior to the 48-star flag designed in 1912, there was no set pattern for arranging stars on the American flag. The flag shown above is the 29-star flag in the House Chamber of Old Capitol in Iowa City.

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On The Road To Statehood – Celebrating 175 Years – 1846.

The House Chamber of the Old Stone Capitol.

In September 1846, Iowa’s constitution was written in this room, and in December of that year, Iowa became the 29th State in the Union. In 1857, a convention met here to revise the constitution to better serve the needs of the growing state. This constitution is the one still in use today. In its early University years, the House Chamber served as a chapel. In 1880, it was divided into three rooms for the Law Department: a classroom, library, and office.

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On The Road To Statehood – Celebrating 175 Years – 1841.

Maps help us navigate our way through life. Here is one of those many maps that Hawkeyes have used over the last 300 years to navigate around this beautiful place called Iowa.

1841 J.B. Newhall’s Map of IowaCompiled From the United States Surveys, Exhibiting the boundaries of Counties, Township-lines, Ranges, Prairies and Timber Lands; The location of Cities, Towns, Indian Villages, Post and Steam Boat Routes.

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