4-15 The State of Iowa

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The great state of Iowa became the 29th state of the union on Dec. 28, 1846.  Its capital city is Des Moines.  Des Moines was founded where the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers meet.  It was originally a military outpost.  The name Iowa comes from Ioway, the French word for the Bah-kho-je Indian tribe that lived in the area.

Emblem/Symbol Name of Emblem/Symbol Adopted
Motto "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain"  
Nickname "Hawkeye State"  
State Seal 1847
State Bird Eastern Goldfinch 1933
State Flower Wild Rose 1897
State Song "The Song of Iowa" 1911
State Tree Oak 1961
State Flag 1921
State Rock Geode 1967

Complete the questions below.

1.  Iowa became a state on December 28, .

2.  The state rock is the .

3.  The capital of Iowa is .

4.  The state flower is the .

5.  The state bird is the Eastern .

6.  Its nickname is the state.

7.  The state tree is the .

8.  The name comes from Ioway.

9.  The state flag was adopted in .

10.  "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain" is the state .



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