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20 Facts About Iowa

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Here are some interesting facts about Iowa.

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Clear Lake, Iowa is where three icons of rock died in a plane crash. Report Abuse
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died when their plane crashed not too long after take-off in 1959. This accident is often referred to as the "Day the Music Died." Don McLean wrote the song "American Pie" in remembrance of this event.
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Iowa is the host for the presidential caucus. Report Abuse
This is an important event for the nation.
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The world's electronic digital computer was assembled and operated in Iowa. Report Abuse
This was done in the 1930s. What would the world be without the computer?
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The Winnebago is made in Winnebago, Iowa. Report Abuse
What road trip would be complete without a Winnebago camper?
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Iowa is home to the world's largest strawberry. Report Abuse
It is made of fiberglass and located in Strawberry Point, Iowa.
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Iowa boasts a 99% literacy rate. Report Abuse
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Sliced bread was created in Iowa. Report Abuse
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Iowan is birthplace to James Tiberius Kirk, Captain of the starship USS Enterprise. Report Abuse
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Iowa is the annual host of the National Hobo Convention. Report Abuse
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Le Mars, Iowa is the "Ice Cream Capital of the World." Report Abuse
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Burlington, Iowa's Snake Alley is the most crooked street in the world according to Ripley's Believe it or not. Report Abuse
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Iowa produces more corn than any other US state. Report Abuse
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Quaker Oats is headquartered in Iowa. Report Abuse
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Iowa was part of the Louisiana purchase. Report Abuse
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The word Iowa is of Native American origin and means “This is the Place” or “the Beautiful Land.” Report Abuse
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The French were the first Europeans to arrive in Iowa. Report Abuse
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Iowa students are very smart. Their ACT and SAT scores are usually in the top five of all states. Report Abuse
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Iowa is the only state by two rivers, the Mississippi and the Missouri. Report Abuse
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Iowa is known as the Hawkeye State. Report Abuse
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Iowa was the 29th state to become part of the United States. Report Abuse
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